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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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I would give it 2 and half a star really.

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. The book was so long, full of details that did not really have a positive impact on me. The classical failure of poorly written books.

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Schami shows the beauty and the colours of Syria while at the same time pointing out the weaknesses of schani patriarcal society in which tolerance and freedom of thought are not guaranteed. The dark side of love for land is a very strong theme throughout. I thought I would be drawn into learning about Syrian history and culture.

I have been told in a few short sentences about the conniving behavior and bribery of those in power, but there is no continuity to the historical facts. Multiply that by three or four.


FromSchami wrote stories in Arabic. While I found the repetitiveness of violence and forbidden love a little bit tiring at first, it became one topic of many in the course of the book.

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There is no beauty in any love relationship. Volume of Quinteto Barcelona. Yet may seem amusing to the Western reader who would like to get into the details of Easterners’ customs and idiosyncrasies. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Salamandra Publicacions Y Edicions.


Low to High Price: The book is cluttered with too many characters; I can’t tell who’s who anymore. Love is everywhere in this book, but I think the greatest love ozcuro all is the lxdo love of Syria, the country from which he has been exiled for many years. However, there were too many side dep. Thank God there are two complete family trees in the front of the book. Trivia About The Dark Side of A gd back, not a great one, but gd none theless!

The first 50 Pages been hard to Understand what the book were about, as it was not matching the title of the book. Definitely the length of the book should not be looked at as a hindrance: If you can kill someone in the other family, you do it! As it goes on the spelling and grammar gets worse – I can’t tell if that’s just a lack of proofreading, a poor translator or because there isn’t quite a direct translation of what is being said.


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 admire Schami for the book he wrote and the story he created and I would like to read something else of his again.

May 11, Terry Clague ddl it really liked it. This was very disappointing as I was really looking forward to learning more about Syria and its history.

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. The sex is disturbingly portrayed, and it is repetitive too. 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 really suggest for whom loves to know what love is! Have I learned interesting facts of history?