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 groundan old polaroid of three young women and their university professor. A relic from a pastand a lovePeri had tried desperately to forget.The photograph takes Peri back to Oxford University, as an eighteen year old sent abroad for the first time. To her dazzling, rebellious Professor and his life-changing course on God. To her home with her two best friends, Shirin and Mona, and their arguments about Islam and femininity. And finally, to the scandal that tore them all apart....
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Havva'nın Üç Kızı Reviews
I really wanted to love this book: the language and opulence of the first chapter completely seduced me. However, as I progressed through the book, more things started to grate on me.
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
رواية مُفككة، شتتت أهدافها حتى ضلت الطريق، بلا أحداث تُذكر وتستحق أن نحكي لمحة عنها، بلا فكرة واضحة في ما قرأته من ثلثيها الأولين حتى فاض بي الملل، بلا شخصيات مرسومة بإتقان، بلا أي طعم ولا فائدة، فقط أسلوب سرد جيد، ولكنه وحده لا يبني رواية، ولن يكفيني لتحمل عناء ستمائة صفحة، حتى الأسلوب نالت منه الترجمة المتواضعة لمحمد درويش في مناطق عديدة. كل مكونات الرواية الجيدة إما ناقصة أو غائبة هنا تمامًا، فقط ثرثرة لا طائل منها، ومحاولات إليف شافاق لإضفاء بُعد فلسفي ديني عليها كانت بائسة تمامًا وغير مقنعة ...more
من أجمل أعمال شافاك, رواية عن المغتربين و المذبذبين و كل من هم في منزلة الـ بين-بين.
(3.5) My first from Shafak, and overall an absorbing story of religion versus secularism. The title trio are young women who meet as international students at Oxford, where they are all drawn to Professor Azur, a charismatic and unconventional don who teaches an infamous seminar on God. Shirin is a boisterous Iranian, while Mona is a feminist Muslim from Egypt. However, the novel’s focus is very much on Peri, from Istanbul. In the present day she’s a wife and mother on her way to a glitzy party ...more
Struggling through the clogged streets of Istanbul, Peri is driving through traffic to attend yet another stifling dinner party of the elite. With her almost teenage daughter in tow, she mistakenly throws her purse to the backseat, and with unlocked doors, someone from the outside grabs her personal belongings. Peri pulls the car over and runs. She confronts the beggar, but he divulges the contents of her purse to the ground. A photo slides out. A man, and three women. The distant memory of Oxfo ...more
Sadly, I didnt enjoy this one as much as I thought I would.
Henüz kitabı bitirmedim ancak zihnimi sürekli olarak düşünceler böldüğünden bir şeyler yazma ihtiyacı hissettim. Eğer bu kitap Şafak'ın değilde, yeni bir Türk yazarın olsa idi, olumlu anlamda çok fazla sayıda eleştiri alacağını düşünüyorum. Şafak'ın son yıllarda değişen yazarlığı ve sivil hayatı; eseri okurken bir çok kez eseri garipsememe sebep oldu.
Düşünün, Tanrı felsefesi yapan bir kitap bu! Tam da doğulu bir kadın yazardan beklenecek, dünyada da ilgiyle okunmasını sağlayacak anektotlarla dol ...more
1st of February, 2018. MY REVIEW
(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