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Miris šafrana (2009)

by Linda Holeman(Favorite Author)
3.8 of 5 Votes: 5
Znanje, Zagreb
review 1: I am not Holeman's target audience. There is very little I liked about this book. I liked the colourful cover. I liked that I could imagine the scenes in the souks, because I recall them firsthand from my time in Qatar. I liked that it was relatively easy to read and follow. I liked that Sidonie liked to drive. That's about it. If one is even the slightest bit feminist, don't read this book. If one is offended by sweeping portrayals of women in the most biblical senses (literally, madonna vs whore, with all of the trimmings to go along with the moral codes of both), don't read this book. If one wants to read something where the sole object of a female protagonist's mind is something other than a man, don't read this book. Yes, the main character travels great dist... moreances as a single woman, goes against her semi-adopted cultural norms, and "finds" herself, but does so only to recapture, reclaim, and take a husband. In part, I wanted to finish this book just to be done with it. And now I am. And that's that.
review 2: I enjoyed this book though at times found it a little slow. While I liked the main character at the end at first her self indulgence was for me grating and is why I think the story plodded along in some points. What I really enjoyed was the descriptions of Marrakesh and life in the villages and customs of the people. It takes place during the early 20th century. It's the story of a young woman who after a car accident which causes her to have a disfiguring scar on her face becomes involved with her doctor. He mysteriously leaves Albany N.Y. suddenly and sets out to find him. This was quite daring of her in the 1920's as women did not travel alone much then especially to North Africa. All in all by the end a satisfying read. less
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Totally engaging!! The descriptions of Morocco make you want to drop everything and go visit!!
I didn't enjoy this book as much as The Linnet Birdit was a bit drawn out in places I felt
Enjoyed it but not as good as In a Far Country
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