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Trivia About The Bookseller of I couldn’t quite tell if she translated the characters’ stories with love or contempt, but I guess it doesn’t really matter in the end, because it’s the reader.

I did however get a strong sense of judgement and superiority from this author which I didn’t like. My knowledge of Afghan culture is really minimal so cannot really say how accurate a portrayal it is. The authority changed from Afghans to communists to Taliban, but the persecutions remained the same; imprisonment, arrest, beatings and regular interrogation. I would very much like to not believe this book. If you want a hope-filled answer then create one, but don’t despise the woman for pointing out that a bad situation is a bad situation.

Jun 24, Julian Lees rated it really liked it. My heart really hurts for these women and girls who suffered so under the Islamists and had to be hidden away and obey through fear.

Preview this item Preview this item. Oh, and have you read “Not Without My Daughter”?

El librero de Kabul

She meets this bookseller, lives with his family a few months with only 3 people in the family speaking English and then she writes a book llibrero them. The book is written with such heavy condescension that I wanted to throw up. Partly maybe because when with ‘Bob’ they are in a region were homosexually is all the ,ibrero among the warlord’s army, but I’m kwbul myself with my comparisons with ancient Greece, let me make you wait until the next paragraph, here major jealous dramas develop around the young men; many blood feuds have been kagul over a young lover who divided his favours between two men.


Dec 29, Tera rated librreo liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. Which is not surprising. They have decades of oppression there and to make steps towards a society that has those opportunities that we take for granted will take many years and need deep fundamental changes to political and culture to bring it about. During the 70s already under-dressed women risked being shot in the legs or having acid sprayed in their faces by the fundamentalists.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I think I learned more from this one book than from any news story or other examination of Afghanistan. Sultan, his sister Leila, and his son Mansur were the only people in the household who spoke English.

But if I really want to know what is happening now, I will have to consult the internet and the Al Jazeera news channel.

I did find the historical content of the book really interesting and felt such sadness for some of the characters especially the women who are treated so badly and have no control over their futures, I found the power fathers, husbands, brothers and sons have over their wives mothers, sisters and daughters so disturbing that I found it difficult reading as I wanted these women to triumph over these self obsessed men but that I am afraid this would not be true ep the society they live in.

He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned by the communists, and watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street. His collection and stock was secreted across attics and rooms across the capital. I mean Rick Steeve. But while Khan is passionate in his love of books and his hatred of censorship, he also has strict views on family life and the role of women. Hopefully that will soon change. And I am ready to lbirero that there are “embellishments” and exaggerations.


It also lacked a central theme or a point.

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Nov 20, Miramira Endevall rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: The accounts of libreor women are very scattered and disoriented, hence at times, I felt very bored to keep reading the book.

But that’s the nature of war, to make strange allies and stranger enemies. It was obviously a best seller for reasons beyond my understanding, but as a novel, or well-written one? You got a sense of the reality of her characters in their interactions. English Choose a language for shopping.

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Luckily for us, perhaps, some of the potential uncertainty is removed by a court libdero launched by Sultan second, and much younger wife, in against Seierstad. Seierstad, although she is often humorous in tone view spoiler [ unless this is down to the translation hide spoiler ]doesn’t seem to have much enjoyed her time with the bookseller of Kabul.

Nothing is straight forward with Seierstad, not even the title of her book. Eventually in a court decided that this was what jabul are entitled to do.

He even resorted to hiding most of his stock—almost ten thousand books—in attics all over Kabul. Throughout the book I was waiting for something to happen or for conclusions to individual stories and I know this was my expectations so therefore perhaps this is the reason that I found the book lacking. It really pales in that sense. Thinking that world peace is possible it’s not and that every bad situation will eventually work out they don’t all to make butterflies and rainbows is a serious failing of American “investigative” journalism.

Mar 04, Miriam rated it it was ok.