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Bit Palas

Set within a once stately apartment block in Istanbul The Flea Palace tells the story of Bonbon Palace built by Russian noble émigré Pave. This is a very cinematic book with the narrator acting like a camera each chapter taking place in a different apartment inside this decrepit Instanbul building plagued by bugs and the overpowering smell of garbage The novel is a succession of uick chapters sweeping through all the tenants lives times and again including that of the narrator a divorced professor with a fondness for raki Of course there are surprises throughout the book and of course at the very end I was really impressed by Shafak s caring portrayals of women the corner stones of the book and the building It was also a very interesting window into Turkish society full of contrasts religious fervor marxist intellectuals beauty and sualor tradition and modernity I will read books by Shafak as soon as possible

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Dividuals and their families Elif Shafak gives us a bird’s eye insight into each apartment and we see their comic and tragic lives unfold. Nice beginning and nice ending The long gone past and the past stories are nicely written and there is a lot of humor in them However I failed to be convinced by the characters residing the Bonbon Palace although their presentation seemed interesting at first it then transformed in a too long unfocused wanna be novel with a very far fetched story I was bored with the stories I was bored with the long descriptions of bugs and garbage and I didn t like the charactersThe uality of the style is the same as in all Shafak s books I read before the writing is catchy and intertwined with witticisms which compensates for some of the mentionned shortcomings and this is why I don t give the book a lower rating However I found the book disappointing and compared to The Bastard of Istanbul uite a joke An interesting exercise of writing in itself through the form that Shafak constructed this book failed to impress me half as much at least as The Bastard


10 thoughts on “Bit Palas

  1. says:

    This was a very fanciful book about many colorful characters living in an apartment block in Istanbul which is plagued with a horrible

  2. says:

    This is a very cinematic book with the narrator acting like a camera each chapter taking place in a different apartment inside this decrepit Instanbul building plagued by bugs and the overpowering smell of garbage The novel is a succession of uick chapters sweeping through all the tenants lives times and again including that of the narrator a divorced professor with a fondness for raki Of course there are surprises thr

  3. says:

    This is a timeless and amazingly touching story; one of Shafak's earlier and nicer novels Set in a multi story building of apartments with plenty of interesting residents a must read novel presenting a slice of Istanbul a bridge between oriental middle east and modern Europe skillfully reflected through characters and their stori

  4. says:

    this was the best book i ever read why?it's like real life it has no center story all the events are shallow and not important for other people but the charecters who are living the storythere are no heroes or villans just peoplethe mood of the book is amazing whenever i read it i feel like i'm sitting in a dar

  5. says:

    This is long and fairly slow paced so it takes some patiencebut the patience pays off There is amazing detail and both wry humor and poignancy The narrative feels somewhat shapeless the somewhat interconnected stories of peo

  6. says:

    The French writer Georges Perec in his La Vie mode d'emploi once described all the inhabitants of a building in Paris Elif Shafak does the same but in a much superficial way without the ingenious mathophobia of Perec and l

  7. says:

    Nice beginning and nice ending The long g

  8. says:

    I gave this book one star only I found it to be so boring honestly Even though I like Elif Shafak I just found this book to be so boring everything dragged along through pages and pages it took me forever to finish this book

  9. says:

    Nothing much happens and it's great The story introduces us into the lives of different people only sharing the fact that they live in the palace There is the haircutter's salon the student with the big dog the old elegant lady the superstitious mother with her familyand of course there is always Istanbul The city is pers

  10. says:

    Read a uarter so far boring hope it gets better

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