Three Daughters of Eve
Peri, a wealthy Turkish housewife, is on her way to a dinner party at a seaside mansion in Istanbul when a beggar snatches her handbag. As she wrestles to get it back, a photograph falls to the ground - an old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a past - and a love - Peri had tried desperately to forget.
The photograph takes Peri back...more
Am I just allowed to SCREAM to the world how TOTALLY ENJOYABLE THIS BOOK WAS TO READ? It’s soooooooooo GOOOD!!!!!! It’s incredibly- I mean INCREDIBLY ENGAGING and THOUGHT-PROVOKING!!!
It’s just SOSOSOSOSO GOOD.... I’m dying to move right into ‘discussion’.
Grab a ‘buddy’ - friend - group - and read this book ‘with them so that you will have the pleasure to discuss it. My poor husband! I’m chewing his ears off.
JUST READ THIS BOOK - don’t miss it! But, you want to know a few thin ...more
It was an ordinary spring day in Istanbul, a long and leaden afternoon like so many others, when she discovered, with a hollowness in her stomach, that she was capable of killing someone.
She gets a lot of ...more
(my previous message yesterday) I finished this book late last night and had to drive 800 km today, so did not have time to review it. Review will follow. This is a though-provoking, intense book. Loved the experience.
Istantbul. The city that encompassed seven hills, two continents, three seas, and fifteen millions mouths.
The book opened with wealthy 35-year-old Peri (Nazperi) who discovered that she is able to kill someone during a mugging. It is the most import ...more
I loved the language: rich, seductive, intelligent and atmospheric. I loved all description of Istanbul, shaping it into yet another inadvertent protagonist in the book. I liked the story of self-discovery and adolescence; even Oxford setting looked realistic and mysticism did not bother me.
My main problem was with ...more
Three Daughters of Eve was my first taste of Elif Shafak's writing and hopefully, it won't be the last.
This is the story of Peri, a Turkish woman, born and raised in Istanbul and her life story from an early age to when she's thirty-five and a stay-at-home mother of three, living an affluent life in the busy citadel of Istanbul. The blurb says plenty so I won't go into the plot.
Shafak explores issues of faith and religion, doubt, finding one's way, family relationships, sexism, infa ...more
Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy this book as I thought I would.
The opening lines were encouraging, but then the flow of events became lame and boring. I thought there would be something unique at the end of the book but eventually I didn’t find anything special!
I liked Elif Safak in Forty Rules of Love, but here I didn’t like her at all.
Sadly, I don’t recommend this book!
Although the structure is a bit contrived and the novel more philosophical ...more
I find myself still wondering how to review it. It felt like a "different" read to me, but it certainly hit all of my high notes. Its written largely in one voice, although there is a dual storyline 14 years apart. In one storyline, a young muslim Turkish girl is conflicted about her faith and her beliefs in general, coming from a religi ...more
Three Daughters of Eve is an ambitious and multilayered novel that explores the feeling of being caught in between the tensions that plague the modern era - between traditionalism and modernity, between religiosity and secularism, between East and West - and the consequences of being ideologically unmoored in a polarized world. While Three Daughters of Eve succeeds in scaling down these lofty ideas into the ways they shape the everyday life of the protagonist, it also uses the rest of its ...more
A friend of mine who is like a brother in law to me, because he is, gave me this book. It's not really my cup of tea, opps mea culpa bro, it's well written enough so I read it. I mean, what else do you do with books anyway?
It wasn't half bad. I read it and ala Jay Bauman and Mike Stoklasa from Red Letter Media, it was all right.
Ah, if you are looking for one of those reviews from me then I am sorry. I hate to break it to you but people are disappointing. It's unfair. What can you do? What can ...more
The whole discussions about god = cheap philosophy for idiots.
For a feminist as Shafak, this book is totally the opposite - the prof ...more
The three young women end up roommates at Oxford university. They jokingly refer to themselves as "the sinner, the believer or the confused."
They are in many ways archetypes of the different types o ...more
With her customary aplomb and penetrating insight ES explodes the funny little joke of cultural superiority in this tale of displacement, loyalty and memory. She asks hard questions.
The problem today is that the worl ...more
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