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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Damascus Nights Aug 08, I thought I would get a feel for Damascus. In Schami moved to Heidelberg and financed further studies by typical guest worker jobs factories, building sites, restaurants. Published December 6th by Ediciones Salamandra. The novel begins when a body is found — a high ranking Muslim officer, and I presume that the remainder of the story unfolds like crime fiction, which is not really my cup of tea.

A literary mosaic about the mystery that is Damascus, where every “little piece tells a story, and when you have read them they show you their own secret colours. I feel nothing for any one of them. Quotes from The Dark Side of Aug 11, Carey Combe rated it it was ok. This book started in a really amazing and creative manner, which reminded me of bks like “house of the spirits” and “one hundred years of solitude” I believe Rafik Schami is gifted in story telling but needs to acquire some zooming skills.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The classical failure of poorly written books. Schami’s work is in itself a love letter to a Damascus which in the course of his book survives the turmoil of occupation by the French, the terror of a never-ending series of brutal dictators and their Secret Service goons, short-lived union with Egypt and the birth of Israel.

The novel develops through countless doomed affairs and periods of suppression, both individual and collective.

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I’ve found this novel in a series dedicated to world’s cities, and Damascus is definitely the hidden protagonist of the book. Although every character in this novel is wonderfully elucidated, Rana and Farid are truly alive to me. Books by Rafik Schami. Their love is illicit and ldao the beginning doomed. Schami slightly changes the names of the various dictators making it somewhat hard to place within historical reality, ladoo I found rather unsatisfying.

There is no emotional tie between the reader and the numerous characters. All within three pages.

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Because it was too epic i. View all 3 comments.

Years later, however, she noticed the wart one morning. Cel, there were too many side stories. There are two Syrian families that have a blood feud.

This was the perfect book to read to get a taste of Syria – outside the main story, the author throws in small chapters that give little stories that seem like they came from his grandmother; stories about life in Syria through the ages, and the characters you find there. Guess what happens then? Caught between the two, Farid, a Mushtak achami Rana, a Shahin, fall madly in edl. 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.


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My only criticism is that one of the main characters – Farid – feels distant – perhaps because he goes through so much in the course of the book. I admire Schami for the book he wrote and the story he created and I would like to read something else of his again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Una joya de la literatura!

So, why only 3 stars? However, there were too many side dep.

The backbone of the plot, the love story and the clan’s fight, was really well written and interesting to read! Un buen libro respecto al que tengo sentimientos encontrados There is no beauty in any a,or relationship.

English Choose a language for shopping. All of this is lacking. Jun 30, Julia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Learn more about Amazon Prime. The classical failure of poorly written books. Ldo the ‘Book Of Laughter’, there are beautiful anecdotes about Damascene childhood; in the ‘Book Of Hell’, a nightmarish portrayal of life in Syria’s secret prisons.