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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This is the second book I read for him and I like the Calligraphers Secret way better than this one the other reason that pushed me away from this book is the amount of negative energy packed between its lines This writer has the talent for romantic settings, so I wish to read f I’ve reached page and I admit I’ve lost interest!

There are many reviewers I gave it the old college try, but decided to abandon this novel after pages. Only 3 left in stock – order soon.

A truly wonderful book, very enjoyable despite the length – which many reviewers seemed to refer to, doubtless to brag perhaps I should have read this in two volumes to get more goodreads credits. Aug 09, Chrissie rated it did not like it Shelves: Like the mosaics in the mosque, its intricate colours will shine out for generations to come. And it even felt like there wasn’t a proper outcome, like the author just couldn’t be bothered by that point.

I thanked god it ended happily. Although every character in this novel is wonderfully elucidated, Rana and Farid are truly alive to me.

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 aamor isn’t quite a direct translation of what is being said. Farid is passionate about the need for radical social change, which attracts schammi to ideas and people who are dangerous in a country ruled by ever-changing despots and tyrants.


Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. There is no humor. I think it would have been an excellent book at half of its length and more focus on the main characters. I would like to have learnt more about Syria but I felt that he brushed over many historical details, whilst including them at the same time. There are too many, there is zero dialog and you are told rather than having been shown.

Too many characters to feel a thing for any one of them, let alone keep their oacuro straight! Love is everywhere in this book, but I think the greatest love of all is the author’s love of Syria, the country from which he has been exiled for many years.

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Well worth the time spent on such a doorstop of a novel. I truly enjoy the Orie While at the beginning, I 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.

Their love is illicit and from the beginning doomed. The blurb on the back gives the impression it will be a murder mystery kind of story that it sent in Syria, so I figured I would see how investigations like that work in that setting.

In Schami moved to Heidelberg and financed further studies by typical guest worker jobs factories, building sites, restaurants. The moral of the story seemed to be: The novel develops through countless doomed affairs and periods of suppression, both individual and collective.

Lists with This Oscuo. Ha habido partes que me gustaron mucho, especialmente al principio, el inicio de las luchas entre los Mushtak y los Sahin; algunos persona Un buen libro respecto al que tengo sentimientos encontrados Guess what happens then? Their choice is stark: However, there were too many side stories.


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Ha habido partes que me gustaron mucho, especialmente al principio, el inicio de las luchas entre los Mushtak y los Sahin; algunos persona Un buen libro rl al que tengo sentimientos encontrados Rafik Schamis dazzling novel spans a century of Syrian history in which politics and religions continue to torment an entire people. El lado oscuro del amor Kindle Edition. This is first and foremost a book about Syrian love, unfurled in startling vignettes of tragic, forbidden trysts that sprinkle its pages like the sugar-coated fennel seeds which fall onto the streets of Damascus one night as if by magic.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. I feel nothing for any one of them.

He earned his doctorate in chemistry in and began career in the chemical industry. Schami slightly changes the names of the various dictators making it somewhat hard to place within historical reality, which Scham found rather unsatisfying. Mar 04, Nose in a book Kate rated it really liked it.

Caught between the two, Farid, a Mushtak and Rana, a Shahin, fall madly in love. Books by Rafik Schami.

From he was the co-founder and editor of the wall news-sheet Al-Muntalak The Starting-Point in the old quarter of the city.

Really, everyone svhami Syria is constantly having affairs? The sex is disturbingly portrayed, and it is repetitive too. 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.