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I truly enjoy the Oriental way of telling a story – the narrator kind of meanders through urban Damascus and rural Mala, stopping here and there without obvious reason, thus creating a vivid image of the city, the country and its history. I haven’t read enough Syrian novels to venture an opinion beyond declaring it almost unfathomable that many, if any, Syrian novels could possibly be this good.

Sponsored products related to this item. Apr 27, Mark Staniforth rated it it was amazing. I know it’s quite early but this mammoth of a book has possibly everything you could ask for. Biblio is a marketplace for book collectors comprised of thousands of independent, professional booksellers, located all over the world, who list their books for sale online so that customers like you can find them!

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It’s the kind of book you truly wish will never end, and mercifully it takes a long time to do just that. Barudi continues to investigate clandestinely and discovers the murderers motive: The first 50 Pages been hard to Understand what the book were about, as it was not matching the title of the book.

El Lado Oscuro del Amor (English, Spanish, Paperback)

Schami slightly changes the names of the various dictators making it somewhat hard to place within historical reality, which I found rather unsatisfying. She gets entangled in a crazy situation Bookseller Completion Rate This reflects the percentage of orders the seller has received and filled.


All in all a brilliant portrait of Damascus from the point of view of minorities, and a highly recommended reading for anyone looking for a less conventional history of Syria.

I’m surprised to see that some of the other reviewers criticized for being yet another book about honor killings in Arabia; one of the things I loved about was that it did NOT deal with honor killings as the all-encompassing story, in fact, it was just one of the many haunting and exquisitely told stories in this mammoth of a book.

That said, it was written in German – a language that is easily translated to English. Maid For a Sheikh. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I am so very frustrated with this book! I have heard the book has a slow start. But I feel this book was tainted by the fact I was just not in the mood for it at all.

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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.

Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Decades in its creation, Schami’s work consists of three hundred and four separate fragments ordered together in the same intricate manner as the mosaics which adorn the Arab world’s most splendid mosques. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject.

Jun 30, Julia rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.


I found them distracting. You learn nothing, neither about human behavior, history, Damascus nor Syria. Write a customer review. Read more Read less.

Paperbackpages. Refresh and try again. Rafik Scahmi i A literary mosaic about the mystery that is Damascus, where every eo piece tells a story, and when you have read them they show you their own secret colours. The Dark Side of love is an page tome, set in Syria and written in German. Guess what happens then? Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. There didn’t appear to be much of this, there was hardly anything to describe or give character to the areas it was set in.

Sofian challenges her opinion and promotes her to be his assistant. Yes, there is murder and fornication and then another murder and more fornication. Then, I just couldn’t connect with the main character. Diversity of stories based on different characters are amusing somethings but are useless other times. Enjoy, if your planning on reading it. Others have been right to question Schami’s choice of title for his book, for schqmi is not simply about love’s ‘dark side’, but about love in all its glory – the kind of love that conquers all, even death.