Un libro sull'amore. Uno dei miei preferiti.
This book came along unexpectedly, I had eyed it twice in different bookshops before I finally decided to buy it, thanks to good and sincere advice.
Well, it turned out to be a great surprise and I'm not able to put it back on the bookshelf, at times I wished it could be an endless novel.
It is a must read, especially now that news keep on reporting about religious conflicts arising all over the world.
And it is also a must read as a guide to everyday life, to open up your heart and let love in (and achieving this is not as easy as putting it down in words!).
The Forty Rules of Love are definitely a great guide to live by. Especially in times that again seem occupied by religious conflict, or conflicts that use religion as an excuse to villify the other. In this passionate novel, the lives of people living almost a millennium apart are weaved together beautifully. My first novel by Elif Safak, and she rocketed to my top 5 favorite authors list. If you haven't read this, you should....Continua
My rating should be 3 and a half rather than four stars.I enjoyed the story, but there is something missing in this novel with respect to the Bastard of Istanbul, the Flea palace or The gaze. In Shafak's previous books I really loved the way she played with the language, how unpredictable her writing was. Here, with a few exceptions, this characteristic is somehow missing....Continua