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The book is strange in several aspects. It unlocks the story — the image somehow perfectly illustrates the family secrets bursting to get out. Ssfak loved traveling to Istanbul – such a beautiful city – and I was hoping to feel that a bit in the book and it never happened. Halfway through Shafak attempts to try her hand at magical realism with the incorporation of djinn but then proceeds with the rest of the novel bwba if it’s realistic fiction.

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Trivia About The Bastard of Is Information about Group read March 1 7 Mar 01, How Shafak shows that as the present is dictated by the past, those not at all happy in the present because of their past tend to focus rather too much on the latter, whereas those who are doing and feeling OK prefer to ignore it, especially when it is inconvenient.

Shafak has published thirteen books, nine abba which are novels.

Her most recent novel Ustam ve Ben December revolves around the life of Mimar Sinan, the most famous Ottoman architect and opens up important debates on power, creativity, artistic freedom and bigotry. Following the birth of her daughter in she suffered from post-natal depression, an experience she addressed in her first autobiographical book, Black Milk.


While I take my hat off for the commendable intentions and courage of Shafak for writing this book, the literary merit of this work, as far as I can judge, is close to nil.

But could we make it a bit more … you know … Turkish. Armanus belongs to a computer chat group of Armenians, Greeks and Sephardic Jews, who pour out their hatred towards the Turks, especially Baron Baghdassarian, who refers to the Turkish elite as third world members who hate the world, especially their own country p.

This is best described in a stroy by an Armenian girl who makes a trip to Turkey starting in Istanbul than traveling to Sebinkarahisar, the home of her grandparents, and tells her adventures as well as her thoughts on just being a human being. I wanted to be more piv with the characters, rather then flif city of Istanbul.

Bastard of Istanbul (Baba ve Piç)/Elif Şafak

She also has a keen eye for black humor. Top 10 Forgotten Historical sites of Istanbul March 25, In this book Shafak explored the beauties and difficulties of being a writer and a mother.

When I’ve read a book, I don’t feel like I’ve finished bwba. Stereotypes in full force in my view. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I can’t continuetoo much boring, too much details, and weak style. I can handle this sort of jam-packed whimsy if I genuinely find the writing funny, but since this book fails that, I mostly just found it exhausting. eliff


Book Review – BASTARD OF ISTANBUL (Baba ve Pic)

Bastarda Istanbulului, de Elif Shafak 4,44 din 9 voturi. Refresh and try again. Please enter your name here. View all 3 comments. Too many characters and it just drags the plot out far too much. Overall, Turkish culture seemed interesting.

Ok, now I really, really, really know that Turks drink alcohol with no religious qualms. Some fantastic misuses of English words a rift between two cars narrows to a hairbreadth?! The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak.

Book Review – BASTARD OF ISTANBUL (Baba ve Pic) |

Things I didn’t appreciate at all: Shafak’s first novel, Pinhan The Mystic was awarded the “Rumi Prize” inwhich is given to the best work in mystical literature in Turkey. The one aspect of the novel I did strongly like, though, was the one area where Shafak didn’t fall into stereotypes: First of all, the writing is terrible. Why the Rushdieesque focus on noses and other hereditary features?

First five chapters could have been omitted, and one would have noticed or cared. Where everyone is a big bag of quirks, the stakes aren’t particularly high, and who knows when a little magical realism might slip in, possibly out of sheer convenience. I still say read it though. Asya listens only Johny Cash albums and hates Turkish music.