Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ali and Nino

by Kurban Said.

Quickie recap: The town of Baku exists on the cusp of Asia and Europe and it is there that a young Muslim named Ali falls in love with a lovely Christian named Nino. Their relationship, if it is to be, must overcome many obstacles.

Quickie review: As you will see on this site, I am no critic. I am a book lover, maybe even a book pervert. I find reasons to love even the silliest of books, but this one, not so much. For me, the characters felt really flat and I just couldn't care about them, and without that basic reader involvement, I just don't see the point in a love story.

Quickie recommendation: Sorry, Kurban, no disrespect, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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