Sin dudarlo, de momento este es el mejor libro que he leído este año! “No hay peor .. Rafik Schami grew up in Syria but moved to Germany in From the . : El lado oscuro del amor () by Rafik Schami and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at. El lado oscuro del amor () by Rafik Schami and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at. Title, El lado oscuro del amor.

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Calligraphers Secret Jan 15, I feel nothing for any oscuuro of them. The main characters are Christian set in Syria mostly during the ‘s and ’60’s.

There was, frankly, no need to tell a story going back over such a long period of time to only get to the original event and summarise the outcome of it in a few pages. Embracing a breathtaking array of characters, but managing to retain a clarity characteristic of so much translated Arabic fiction, Schami proceeds to fill in the gap of those three-score years, revealing why Farid and Rana’s nascent love is doomed.

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I admire Schami for the book he wrote and the story he created and I would like to read something else of his again. The repetitive and to my eyes, mindless violence, forbidden love, stereotyped characters, poor writing in the end just got too boring, The continual forays back into history explaining yet another characte This was very disappointing as I was really looking forward to learning more about Syria and its history.


There is no emotional tie between the reader and the numerous characters. Would I ell people to read it? May 11, Terry Clague rated it really liked it. And it even felt like there wasn’t a proper outcome, like the author just couldn’t be bothered by that point.

Because it was too epic i. Schami has not left as much as a single tile out of place. Available for immediate download. This is first and foremost a book about Syrian love, unfurled in startling vignettes of tragic, forbidden trysts amoe sprinkle its pages like the sugar-coated fennel seeds which fall onto the streets of Damascus one night as if by magic.

However this book is now one my masterpiece and favorite book, as the author rafuk create a very individual and a unique type of writing, by connecting and linking more then characters an one novel.

I really suggest for whom loves to know what love is! It involves an extraordinary amount of sex, but this is not the kind of gratuitous or perfunctory copulation prevalent in so many philosophical modern novels – there are no ‘Bad Sex Awards’ oscueo Published December 6th by Ediciones Salamandra. Alexa Drl Analytics for the Web. All of this is lacking. When you place your order through Biblio, the seller will ship it directly to you.

Whilst personally I can’t get over the title – I feel it’s too cheesy to do the book justice, I guess it fits in some ways.

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Please try your request again later. While at the beginning, Rxfik had some trouble getting into the story of the family feud between two Christian families in Syria which began at the end of the 19th century and keeps influencing generation after generation, the book and its characters started to grow on me after having ploughed through the first third of the novel.

Rafik Schami grew up in Syria but moved to Germany in Aug 11, Carey Combe rated it it was ok. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


I believe Rafik Schami is gifted in story telling but needs to acquire some zooming skills. The plot construction is circular. As it goes on the spelling and grammar gets worse – I can’t tell if that’s just a lack of proofreading, a poor translator or because there isn’t quite a direct translation of what is being said. Instead I got a couple of Christian families warring against each other and influencing generation after generation.

Schami became a full time author in No trivia or quizzes yet. I thought I would glimpse the beauty of the Syrian landscape. El lado oscuro del amor by Rafik Schami and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at. I have been told in a few short sentences about the conniving behavior and bribery of those in power, but there is no continuity to the historical facts.

Ha habido partes que me gustaron mucho, especialmente al principio, el inicio de las luchas entre los Mushtak y los Sahin; algunos personajes, como el amor incondicional de Matta, la amistad perdurable de Josef; e historias concretas, puntuales, como la llegada al colegio cerca de la frontera con Jordania That was untill the bk was all cenetered around Farid and the plot goes astray I read half of the book and just couldn’t drum up the interest to finish it.

Somewhere towards the end I remember the author mentioning the story as a mosaic, and I think that’s the perfect way to describe this novel.

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