Tuesday, February 17, 2009

S.’s thoughts about the book!!

When PonderingImprints picked this book I was so excited when I saw who the author is. Used to read his books but the Arabic version he’s stories keeps getting more and more interesting and what’s so good about it is that it’s convenient for any gender and age. Don’t u think?

To be honest I skipped several stories :P the first for e.g. is about how ppl lived in the past I lost interest by the end of the second paragraph it felt more like a guys story .. the second in the other hand was really good.. the author is really good at explaining all the small details he makes you know all about the person in what? 3 pages? that’s to me is quite impressive other author would probably take more than a chapter which I personally tend to skip But Al Murr just gives you the necessary details and skips the boring parts...

But there are other parts that I really hate which is the endings… Endings doesn’t really feel like an ending to me it’s more like the conflict of the story … it just opens another list of questions but as F. said maybe that was his purpose to let us imagine which ending feels right to us!!
Yes one more thing ..
Don’t you think the title of the book is kinda confusing :P The Wink of the Mona Lisa? Really?!
Personally, I find the title is far from right to describe the continent of the book which is more of an insight of UAE-ians life!!

That’s it for now
Hopefully all members are enjoying the book as much as I do or more ;)
Posted By: S.

1 comment:

PonderingImprints said...

True, it "is" funny that the writer chose this title, but I guess he wanted the larger audience to connect to the image of the beautiful woman mentioned in the last story so he used the "famous" Mona Lisa.

But I think the woman in the story was much prettier than the Mona Lisa, don't you all agree that all Arab woman are? *_*

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

S.’s thoughts about the book!!

When PonderingImprints picked this book I was so excited when I saw who the author is. Used to read his books but the Arabic version he’s stories keeps getting more and more interesting and what’s so good about it is that it’s convenient for any gender and age. Don’t u think?

To be honest I skipped several stories :P the first for e.g. is about how ppl lived in the past I lost interest by the end of the second paragraph it felt more like a guys story .. the second in the other hand was really good.. the author is really good at explaining all the small details he makes you know all about the person in what? 3 pages? that’s to me is quite impressive other author would probably take more than a chapter which I personally tend to skip But Al Murr just gives you the necessary details and skips the boring parts...

But there are other parts that I really hate which is the endings… Endings doesn’t really feel like an ending to me it’s more like the conflict of the story … it just opens another list of questions but as F. said maybe that was his purpose to let us imagine which ending feels right to us!!
Yes one more thing ..
Don’t you think the title of the book is kinda confusing :P The Wink of the Mona Lisa? Really?!
Personally, I find the title is far from right to describe the continent of the book which is more of an insight of UAE-ians life!!

That’s it for now
Hopefully all members are enjoying the book as much as I do or more ;)
Posted By: S.

1 comment:

PonderingImprints said...

True, it "is" funny that the writer chose this title, but I guess he wanted the larger audience to connect to the image of the beautiful woman mentioned in the last story so he used the "famous" Mona Lisa.

But I think the woman in the story was much prettier than the Mona Lisa, don't you all agree that all Arab woman are? *_*