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The Septembers of Shiraz: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. It brings a persona

I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. It brings a personal glimpse into post-revolutionary Iran and also makes the reader think about themes such as the pursuit of wealth and the importance of family. My husband's family still lives in Iran and I really enjoyed ...
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down. It brings a personal glimpse into post-revolutionary Iran and also makes the reader think about themes such as the pursuit of wealth and the importance of family. My husband's family still lives in Iran and I really enjoyed getting a feel for the complex class, war, religious issues in the early 80s.

posted by 4079391 on September 6, 2012

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I wasn't engaged As an Iranian secular Jew, Isaac Amin's life i

I wasn't engaged

As an Iranian secular Jew, Isaac Amin's life is swept off-course by the Iranian revolution when he is arrested on false charges of being a Zionist spy. Septembers of Shiraz follows the stories of Isaac, his wife Farnaz, and his two children. I should h...
I wasn't engaged

As an Iranian secular Jew, Isaac Amin's life is swept off-course by the Iranian revolution when he is arrested on false charges of being a Zionist spy. Septembers of Shiraz follows the stories of Isaac, his wife Farnaz, and his two children. I should have really liked this story: the cultural setting is interesting and the frightening circumstances should be emotionally engaging. Unfortunately, I didn't feel any emotion about the characters until the last third of the book. I'm not sure why this was...they just seemed distant. This fact is unfortunate since an emotional bond to the characters is really all this book had to offer me. I didn't learn anything new about the Iranian revolution or the types of problems non-revolutionary citizens faced, since I've already read other books on the subject. Not that the story is boring or unoriginal, quite the contrary. I think it would be an excellent book for someone who hasn't read much on the subject of the Iranian Revolution, or for someone who loves reading books on the subject.

posted by The_hibernators on July 1, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    I wasn't engaged As an Iranian secular Jew, Isaac Amin's life i

    I wasn't engaged

    As an Iranian secular Jew, Isaac Amin's life is swept off-course by the Iranian revolution when he is arrested on false charges of being a Zionist spy. Septembers of Shiraz follows the stories of Isaac, his wife Farnaz, and his two children. I should have really liked this story: the cultural setting is interesting and the frightening circumstances should be emotionally engaging. Unfortunately, I didn't feel any emotion about the characters until the last third of the book. I'm not sure why this was...they just seemed distant. This fact is unfortunate since an emotional bond to the characters is really all this book had to offer me. I didn't learn anything new about the Iranian revolution or the types of problems non-revolutionary citizens faced, since I've already read other books on the subject. Not that the story is boring or unoriginal, quite the contrary. I think it would be an excellent book for someone who hasn't read much on the subject of the Iranian Revolution, or for someone who loves reading books on the subject.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    GOOD READ ABOUT LIKE IN IRAN AFTER THE REVOLUTION

    HOW FAMILY LIFE IS AFFECTED AFTER THE REVOLUTION
    HIGHLY ENJOYBLE LOVED THE CHARACTERS

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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