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The novel has opened up a vivid debate in Turkey about family, love, freedom, redemption and the construct of masculinity. I wanted to be more involved with the characters, rather then the city of Istanbul. Trivia About The Bastard of Is I can handle this sort of jam-packed whimsy if I genuinely find the writing funny, but since this I reached the third chapter of this and had a moment of “This is all going to be this same sort of whimsical Salman-Rushdie-flavored nonsense, isn’t it?

Some fantastic misuses of English words a rift between two cars narrows to a hairbreadth?! Shafak has published thirteen books, nine of which elir novels. The very first and the very last sheets as well as the inside of the covers in the page book are dark green, which must have sfak chosen purposely, giving the reader a message. By Yuksel Oktay on July 27, A Guide to Volunteering In Istanbul.

Where everyone is a big bag of quirks, the stakes aren’t particularly high, and who knows when a little magical realism might slip in, possibly out of sheer convenience. Want to Read saving…. Frequently Asked Questions November 28, But this aspect covered very few pages of the book.


Bastard of Istanbul (Baba ve Piç)/Elif Şafak

The ending- I literally rolled my eyes in frustration. First, there is a picture of a pomogranate on the cover, which probably reminds the reader the movie Ararat in which the elkf character walks to the customs agent arriving from Erivan with a pomogranate in his hand, telling him that he eats a piece every day.

While I take my hat off for the commendable intentions and courage of Shafak for writing this book, the literary merit of this work, as far as I can judge, is close to nil. This book was too much, too scattered for me: This is best described in a stroy by an Armenian girl who makes a trip to Turkey starting in Istanbul than traveling to Sebinkarahisar, the home of her grandparents, and tells her adventures as well as her thoughts on just being a human being.

The climactic revelations of the novel are also quite far-fetched and felt very manufactured. The author takes on an ambitious story and topic, but botches the execution I actually thought it was a bad translation, before I realised it was just badly written and hits you vr over the head with the “moral” of the story, even spelling it out explicitly at the end. After all when everyone dies, what is left is the skeleton. I can’t continuetoo much boring, too much details, and weak style.


First five chapters could have been omitted, and one would have noticed or cared. I interrupted another book haba read this, and had to force myself to get through it. It bab the potential to be a great book but failed miserably.

Refresh and try again. Things I didn’t appreciate at all: Baron also wants everyone to know that the great Ottoman Architect Sinan was actually Armenian.

I got out my book and found that the English edition had a vve on the front. The Bastard of Istanbul October 12 35 Oct 29, Bastarda Istanbulului, de Elif Shafak 4,44 din 9 voturi. Too many characters and it just drags the plot out far too much. I think what people often mean is that daily life here for most expats is, on the […].

And no redemption really with the ending. No, quite the contrary: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Lists with This Book. So, why the mosque? She is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read woman writer in Turkey.

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This book is really not for me. View all 3 comments. But are most of these books best illustrated by mosques and Moorish arches?