This novel is awesome. It's fiction and very touching novel.
Correction, this book is an autobiography telling the story of a 16 year old who was incarcerated and tortured during the first years of the Sha regime. The book is a memoir of the author, which after the traumatic experience she went through, and some lagoons of what she remembers, is an amazing and inspiring story. She became the voice of those who still suffer cruelty and injustice, not only in Tehran, but around the world. If I am not mistaken, she is currently working at the University of Toronto and has not returned to Iran since she left.
This was an eye-opening book about an amazing woman who stood up for what she believed in during such a time of turmoil in 1980s Iran...and started at such a young age! I definitely recommend as a must read for all! Nemat discloses a heart-wrenching story of herself growing up in a time of war, political strife, and religious discrimination. I guess it goes to show that fact is stranger than fiction.
This was an interesting book. the first english book which I read in 3 days .While you are reading this book you can feel the fear ,love,and anxiety.
I have just started reading this book & I think I will agree with Heather Reisman that it will be impossible to put it down once I start it.
this book changed my feelings about muslims. Alis' character is lovely,touchable and attractive.today Marina is in alives ,thats because of him.
i share your sentiment to a large extent. i have mixed feelings about this book. while most others would view ali as a cruel perpetrator, i actually sympathise with him. this book touched me and affected me in a way no other book did (or as far as I remember).