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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Sep 17, Mostafa Mostafa rated it liked it. On the other hand, this book it will take you to the heart of Damascus, the heart of the blossoms of Cactus. 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 This took me far too long to read.

Especially women’s lot is represented in a way that makes me admire his insight into the female point of view.

Like some other reviewers I was expecting to ddel descriptions of Damascus and other parts of Syria that would give a true feeling of the area and that was one of the reasons that I got the book. Rafik Schami writes in his afterword that ever since he was a year-old boy in Syria, back in the s, he had wanted to write a rafki Arab love story, but it took him odd years to get it right.


Please try your request again later. 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 I think it would have been an excellent book at half of its length and more focus on the main characters. I have heard the book has a slow start.

Also, everyone always seemed to sleep with everyone else – except people married to each other.

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In Schami moved to Heidelberg and financed further studies by typical guest worker jobs factories, building sites, restaurants.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. View all 32 comments. Definitely the length of the book should not be looked at as a hindrance: I admire Schami for the book he wrote xel the story he created and I would like to read something else of his again.

Jun 30, Julia rated it it was amazing Shelves: I recommend the Dark Side Of Love Yet so richly painted is Schami’s picture of Damascene life that through all its turmoil and tragedies, the city never loses its allure.

To describe what the plot is, can be complicated because I am very happy to report that there isn’t a linear plot. The main characters are Christian set in Syria mostly during the ‘s and ’60’s. Title, El lado oscuro del amor.

It felt like and endless ream of unfairness and unhappiness — how could people act and behave this way? Volume of Quinteto Barcelona. 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.


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Una joya de la literatura! 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.

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.

Yet may seem amusing to the Western reader who would like to get into amod details of Easterners’ customs and idiosyncrasies. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: The story isn’t even consistent in its timeline and jumps all over the place for at least the first third of the entire book before settling on the characters whose story is to be told.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. View all osuro comments. The main story was interesting. For all of the hours that I put into this book most of them feel like they were wasted.

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