Our local library set up a new stand with recommended books for readers of English. This one caught my eye. I find Turkey to be a fascinating country and I was interested in experiencing it through the eyes of a female writer.
I’ve already read more than half the book (455 pages) and I am riveted and annoyed by it in turns.
The two stories AND the cultural background are very interesting. I’m curious as to how things will develop as I cannot predict anything here. I like that!
However, the way the book is written reminds me of the expanding circles created when one throws a stone into water. Uzunet returns often to the same events, telling them again but adding new details. I find this repetition irksome and at times even boring. I also dislike such frequent use of superlatives.
But the bottom line is that I have no intention of abandoning the book before I’ve read to the very end. And I guess that is what counts!
*** NOTE: Saturday’s Book is going on a brief holiday. You can be sure that whatever I’m doing, I will be reading. The books are already waiting on the shelf for me!