Honour by Elif Shafak


3 Stars from me.

I did enjoy this book but felt it just went on a bit!

The scene setting is excellent, life in Turkey seems real and total credible. Steeped in traditions and age old beliefs and rituals, you read and believe the lives of the people that the story follows.

However, I didn’t find the whole thing ‘gripping’ (although maybe it wasn’t meant to be), I didn’t entirely connect with any character in particular and found the whole thing with the twins just a bit naff in the end. I felt the ‘twist’ cheapened the story in a way.

Don’t get me wrong, it is a well written book and the message and conveyance of the lives within it is emotional and fascinating in parts, it just wasn’t for me.


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