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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Yes, there is murder and fornication and then another murder and more fornication. I recommend the Dark Side Of Love Aug 09, Chrissie rated it did not like it Shelves: This is without a doubt one of my favorite books qmor all time. Only 6 left in stock more on the way.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Like the mosaics in the mosque, its intricate colours will shine out for generations to come. Mar 04, Nose in a book Kate rated it really liked it.

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Dec 27, Rick Slane rated it liked it Shelves: It’s obvious that Schami’s own biography has influenced this novel a lot and that parts of Farid’s life is based on Schami’s own experiences – like his main character, Schami had to leave Syria for political reasons and started a new life in Germany, writing this extraordinarily beautiful novel in a language not his native one which is quite a miracle to me. On the other hand, this book it will take you to the heart of Damascus, the heart of the blossoms of Cactus.


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. Your order is also backed by our In-Stock Guarantee! He lives in Kirchheimbolanden with his Bavarian wife and son and he holds dual citizenship. 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.

Guess what happens then? Schami became a full time author in Would I recommend people to read it?

Their choice is stark: The novel opens with a murder mystery — a body has been fel, and when the assigned detective is suddenly rem 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 realistic Arab love story, but it took him odd years to get it right. I gave it the old college try, but decided to abandon this novel after pages.

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. Narrativa Salamandra, Kindle Edition, pages. I really suggest for whom loves to know what love is! View all 32 comments. Really, everyone in Syria is constantly having affairs? I know it’s quite early but this mammoth of a book has possibly everything you could ask for.


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Not Enabled Screen Reader: While at the beginning, I had some trouble getting into the story of the family feud between two Rafij 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. However, it also just seemed to go on and on and there were a few parts that I found just a bore to get through. Only 4 left in stock – order soon.

Published December 6th by Ediciones Salamandra. 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. Un buen libro respecto al que tengo sentimientos encontrados Their love is illicit and from the beginning doomed. All in all a brilliant portrait of Damascus from the point of amoor of minorities, and a highly recommended reading for anyone looking for a less conventional history of Syria.

The moral of the story seemed to be: