The elders in a prominent Iranian family have always consigned certain belongings to posterity in a hidden crypt underneath their city’s mosque. The House of the Mosque has ratings and reviews. Vera said: I could not engage with this at all, and got rather annoyed with it. I found this w. Abdolah, Kader. (Het huis van de moskee). Albanian / transl. from Dutch by n.n.. Tirana: Fan Noli, since juni Fiction, Original title: Het huis van de moskee.

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The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah

Lisa Hill on May 31, at 6: Lisa Hill on May 29, at March Learn how and when to remove this template message. A sweeping, compelling story which brings to life the Iranian Revolution, from an author who experienced it first-hand. How on earth would I keep up with all the religious references etc? Kourosh Safinia rated it did not like it Nov 18, The shah is losing his hold on power; the ayatollah incites rebellion from his exile in France; and one day the ayatollah returns. Unlike Shahbal, the author did not kill anyone, but instead avenged the murders of his brother and sister with his pen.

He studied physics at the Arak College of Science and fled the country as a political refugee in Maybe the book depository have it,the send internationally for free dont they? Her uncle Nosrat returns from Tehran with a glamorous woman, while, on the rooftop, Shahbal longs only for a television to watch the first moon landing.


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These events impact on the family in disastrous ways. Loading comments… Trouble zbdolah That would be a whole new literature to explore. Iris on May 31, at 9: Samareh Mohammadzadeh rated it did not like it Aug 26, Click the orange icon to subscribe free. Refresh and try again. Kader Abdolah a pen name created in memoriam to friends who died under persecution by the current Iranian regime was born in Iran in Janine Hill on July 8, at 9: Sounds like a brilliant book.

I actually found this book captivating.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I guess it transported me back a little and the interesting thing, although the Guardian found the facts manipulatedwas that depending on whom you speak to in Iran those are pretty much the stories you hear depending who is pro shahpro revolutionpro Khomeini…each has a different story on what happened and what should have happened and their experiences of course will differ in the same circumstances.

For in Iran, political unrest is brewing. Because while the two books mentioned above or indeed the excellent journalistic account of the last days of the shah, Shah of Shahs by Ryszard Kapu? Settings Tips on technique 3: Ingenious, but complacent in their habits and religion, they are no match for the rough customers of the revolution.

Onto the wish list it goes. I am a bit anti reading deadlines but in this instance it made me read a marvellous book I would ghe missed. Lisa Hill on May 30, at It’s a critique of fundamentalism, which is good but did not go far enough for me.


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The house itse A sweeping, compelling story which brings to life the Iranian Revolution, from an author who experienced it first-hand. The House of the Mosque Dutch: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jefferson Farjeon 1 J. However, as I’ve said earlier, the structure and the theme of the book ruined the whole book for me.

My TBR is growing with your recommendations!! To view it, kadeer here. February 25, at I stopped reading It’s a good book if you want to understand that culture but nothing really happens For me it was boring.

The House of the Mosque – Kader Abdolah

This is definitley epic and sprawling and yet not hard like some titles can be. February 17, at 9: I think you would like it. Maclover rated it did not like it May 22, Abdolwh should be very proud Andrea, I now want to read all the rest of his works, I think he is a fantastic writer.

Lisa Hill on May 31, at Oooh where did you see the other, I am intrigued to find others who loved it so much. The hereditary owners of the town’s mosqke mosque occupy a large, old house. I have it in Spanish.

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