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Kader Abdolah
Birth date: December 12, 1954
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The English Student
The English Student rated it 2 years ago
I failed utterly to get into this at all. I know this is entirely my fault: the book, which is translated from the Dutch and tells a story about the modernisation of Persia (modern-day Iran) through the eyes of a weak shah, clearly draws on a literary tradition that I have no experience of. It's t...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: published-2014, persia-iran, winter-20132014, net-galley, e-book, historical-fiction, currently-reading, translation, next Read from December 05 to 07, 2013 NetGalley: Canongate BooksPub Date Jan 16 2014From the description: It is the nineteenth century and the kingdom of Persia is a...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 6 years ago
The 'Boekenweek' is a Dutch/Flemish book event in the beginning of March, trying to promote reading in general. They also give you a little extra book whenever you buy a book. You could get 'De Kraai' in March 2011... Dit was het boekenweekgeschenk van 2011. Ik had nog nooit iets van Kader Abdola...
Tim Oerlemans
Tim Oerlemans rated it 7 years ago
Ik zag dit boek toevallig op de tafel liggen in de woonkamer. Mijn moeder had hem blijkbaar van een vriendin geleend. Ik bladerde het even door, en ik zag dat het maar 91 bladzijdes bevatte. Aangezien ik niets te doen had, besloot ik er meteen in te beginnen.De eerste paar hoofdstukken waren al rede...
What Happens in Books
What Happens in Books rated it 8 years ago
The idea of Aga Akbar was interesting, i wish the book was more about him, I wish that we could have gone into his mind, and maybe read actual excerpt from his notebook. It would have been more interesting.But I kinda lost the interest in the book once it started to be political. This is not critici...
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