Sunday, March 7, 2010

just enjoy the book...


i just finish reading The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani which i bought last thursday 2gether with The Luxe and Readers Digest book compilation..
i only pick this book after almost an hour roaming inside mph looking and searching for the book i have in my list..but unfortunately can't find any xcept The luxe.
That was the last copy of it and i don't know why but i was fascinated by the book cover,reviews and the storyline itself...
This debut novel by Anita Amirrezvani took 9 years 2 finish.it was 1st published in 2007..the story set in 17th century Persia..or to be exact, in 1620s...its about a journey of a girl in finding her true self in a world dominated by man..
the story was delivered through the never-named narrator i.e the girl..through her,we were brought back to the 17th century Persia..about the lifestyle..the nature..the culture of that time...
the girl and her mother have to move from their village to Isfahan (the capital city of Iran which was ruled by Shah Abbas at that time) after the death of her father to find refugee in her uncle house, a successful and rich rug designer in the court of the Shah..While both she and her mother working as a servant there, she find time to learn about the rug designer from her uncle who is very pleases with her enthusiasm, and learning how to write and read from her rich friend Naheed.
later, she was forced to agree by her aunty for a sigheh 4 3 month with the rich Fereydoon because she doen't has dowry for a proper marriage,sigheh is a common practice at that time..its like a contract marriage..and they can renew the contract..and she was paid for that..however, this is not an honorable practise among the society..so, her sigheh was kept silence even though they are legally husband and wife...
ok, i think that the husband is a jerk for he only summoned her when he need sex..he never intended to properly married her and worst of all, he also took his musician to bed whenever he need "him"..(understand what i mean?)
until that point,readers will thought that this book is similar with other romance novel but stop!!its not whatsoever similar with that kind of novel..
Fereydoon renewed their sigheh for another 3 month but then,Fereydoon married her best friend Naheed..before her 2nd sigheh finish, naheed discovered the truth about her sigheh and threatened her..so,because of friendship and fear, she turned down the 3rd sigheh without the knowledge of both her uncle and aunty..there r so many unfortunate events happened to her and her mother after that...they were banished from the house,her rug got stolen,got no money, her mother fall ill..etc..until 1 day she had no other choice unless to ask her uncle 4 help..he gave her money and a task that is to help him make a rug 4 a wealthy man..that is the turning point 4 her success...
luckily 4 me that this novel has satisfying ending..i hate sad ending..i'm glad that i pick this novel..it enlightens me to a new way of thinking..
k,have to stop now..

1 comment:

  1. marvellous.. write in english more, ok..? =)

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