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A Novel play:

The Burqa master is a drama narrating the paradoxical life of an Iranian family exiled in London.
With irony and humour a religious fundamentalist comes face to face with the devil when his son-in-law converts to Buddhism and becomes a vegetarian.
How can he justify the stray dog that has wormed its way into his affections? And what to do with a son who's an unr
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Paperback, first, 200 pages
Published May 2nd 2012 by FeedaRead.com (first published April 24th 2012)
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Anne-Rae Vasquez
Oct 28, 2012 Anne-Rae Vasquez rated it it was amazing
The Burqa Master by Cid Andrenelli

Satire at its finest mixed with a handful of Persian saffron spice

The Burqa Master by Cid Andrenelli is a satirical, tongue-in-cheek look at the lives of a multi-generational Persian family living in a cramped apartment in London. The comedy is told in the style of a play with literary elements of a novel. As a film maker myself and also having participated in theatrical productions in the past, I found the read to be quite entertaining.

The characters in the
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Paddy O'callaghan
Nov 06, 2012 Paddy O'callaghan rated it it was amazing


Mad, Magnificent, and acutely observed east-meets-west story.
Miriam
Nov 26, 2012 Miriam rated it it was amazing
This is a marvelous experimental fiction, which combines fast paced theatre dialogue with prose poetry and passages written in stream of conciousness. The writer has been extremely brave breaking with traditional formats and mixing them into an exciting series of scenes.
Unlike the traditional novel, this will keep you on your toes, the novel leads you through a strange and wild journey with twists and turns into the past and present, revealing dreams and fluid poetry entwined with narrative. I h
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Lindstrom
Oct 23, 2012 Lindstrom rated it it was amazing
Shelves: drama
A great combination of satire, prose and drama. I loved this format, which has play dialogue and novel intertwined.
The story line is brilliant, Hamid's dangerous and immoral exploits come face to face with his fathers hypocritical religious dogmas.
For me the most moving storyline was the growing relationship between the old man and the forbidden dog. The dialogues in particular are hard hitting and dynamic, I laughed out loud many times.
Joseph
Oct 23, 2012 Joseph rated it it was amazing
The author decided to tell the same story two times. The novel introduces you to characters and their secrets, the play brings on stage the reality.
A satirical comedy and contemporary, in which you recognize someone you may know in the characters. A family portrait in fact, to remind that desire doesn't have a morality neither religion.
Go for it !
Andd Becker
Nov 14, 2012 Andd Becker rated it did not like it
A one-act play and a novel/play are presented. The novel/play genre is disjointed and difficult to follow.
Editing is needed to correct the problem with commas.
I received this book free through the goodreads FIRST READS program.
Basil Kenny
Oct 11, 2012 Basil Kenny rated it it was amazing
This novel play is amazing.
It has brilliant dialogue, poetry and narrative, all combined to make a compelling story.
A tale of the relationship between an old man and his son living in London faraway from
Tehran.
The novel is full of paradox humour and satire.
Miriam
Feb 18, 2013 Miriam rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this as a first-read book. I enjoyed both the novel-play and the play. The characters come to life in both.
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