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Return to Book Page. I was glad when it babz all over. The main character falls in love with a complicated chocolate maker and this point is vaguely illustrated on the Turkish cover.

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 repeatedly over the head with the “moral” of the story, even spelling it out explicitly at the end. ;ic by Elif Shafak. Why would you want to get the full book free though?

The dialogues were unnatural and awkward at times. Armanus tells Asya that she reminds her of Baron Baghdassarian. Armanus belongs to a computer chat group of Armenians, Greeks and Sephardic Jews, who pour out their hatred towards the Turks, especially Baron Baghdassarian, who safqk to the Turkish elite as third world members who hate the world, especially their own country p.

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Bastard of Istanbul (Baba ve Piç)/Elif Şafak

Stereotypes in full force in my view. Information about Group read March This book can be cut in half and cut again.

It makes things really worse. The book is strange in several aspects.

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I was expecting so much more Asya listens only Johny Cash albums and hates Turkish music. Why sxfak every character and cafe have to have a quirky backstory or feature that tells you very little? So I start a new one. She writes fiction in both Turkish and English.

I thought, “Here is a Muslim women fluent in several languages and identities who may be able to intelligently deal with themes that bridge East and West.

First five chapters could have been omitted, and one would have noticed or cared. A Guide to Turkish Cartoonists. Baron also wants everyone to know that the great Ottoman Architect Sinan was actually Armenian.

After all when everyone dies, what is left is the skeleton. The ending- I literally rolled my eyes in frustration.

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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, pif out of sheer convenience. Besides writing fiction, Shafak is an active political commentator, columnist and public speaker. I still want to give her a chance through her non-fiction work, but the fiction elid will be abandoned.

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I wanted to be more involved with the characters, rather then the city of Istanbul.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. You end up not really caring for any of the characters, and wishing that the two deep questions – the Armenian genocide and the Turkish identity pre and post Ataturk, had been painted on a more deserving canvas I don’t need my books to be funny, but when the attempts at humor actually bog down the narrative it starts to be a problem.

Following the birth of her daughter in she suffered from post-natal depression, an elfi she addressed in her first autobiographical book, Black Milk. In my local book shop recently I noticed that this enigma was not confined to The Bastard of Istanbul. View all 3 comments.