Bliss

Bliss

Asked to carry out the "honor killing" is his son Cemal, a commando in the Turkish army.So begins a long, mystifying voyage for Meryem as her shell-shocked cousin ushers her to the shining metropolis of Istanbul where another troubled soul, the Harvard-educated professor Irfan, embarks on his own journey of transformation--one that catapults him into the heart of Meryem and Cemal's conflict.The crossed-paths and interwoven destinies of these three characters makes for an affecting, by turns brutal and life-affirming portrayal of traditional and modern-day Turkey that no reader will soon forget.

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Bu kitap 2000'lerin balarnda yaayan bir insan için harika bir kitap olabilir ama u anda kitapta konuulan konular her ne kadar devam etse de soudu artk. u ekilde bir kararszlk: kitab siyasi ve dünya görüü olarak karakterlerin gözünden mi yazmak gerekiyor yoksa yazarn kendi görüleri gereince mi yazmak. Ama konu Kürtler ve PKK olunca yazar kendi görülerini geri tutmam. Anlatc ve karakter kim olursa olsun bir veya iki yer dnda hiçbir ekilde terörist laf geçmiyor ki PKK=Terör iar bu ülkede çok derinlere kök salmtr. Mutluluk'ta da öyle bir saçmalkla karlatm kitaba devam etmekte zorlandm: "...görenler aknlktan aknla düecek, neye uradklarn aracaklard." Yorum yapmyorum artk ben buna :D Olumsuz eletiriye son olarak da unu ekleyeyim: "...Profesör dört ayak üstüne dümütü...." Bu ekilde okuyunca sanki adam bir ey kazanm, ans yaver gitmi gibi geliyor insana ama aslnda adam gerçekten de ellerinin dizlerinin üzerine çöküyor bir ton dayak yedikten sonra. Bu belirli ya, ortalama olarak doru bir ya olabilir ama aslnda, bireyin hayatnda, kiiden kiiye çok fark eder.

Z. Livanelis Bliss: a professor facing a mid-life crisis; an ex-soldier experiencing PTSD; a young woman condemned to death by her family after being raped. After spending two years fighting the Kurds as a commando, Cemal returns to his village only to be ordered by his father to take his young cousin, Meryem, to Istanbul where he must kill her. I keep reading books about Turkey, hoping to get a grasp on the nation and culture before I move there.

The novel tragically begins, a remote village blaming a fifteen-year-old girl for her rape. Both her cousin Cemal and their sailing acquaintance Irfan are running away from psychological pain. Cemal her male cousin bears the scars of wartime and the myth of indoctrination as well as the patriarchal duty of his village.

Meryem's life starts tragical and goes as it. It was good story.

Mutluluk kitabnn da öncesinde defalarca kez filmine denk gelip izlediim ve barol oyuncusunu çok sevdiim için kitabnn olduunu duyduum ilk andan beri okumak istediim balca kitaplarndand. Kitabn yarsnda insanlarn dini nasl kullandklarna dair konumalar ve aslnda kutsal kitabmzda nasl buyurulduuna dair asl gerçeklii tayan açklamalar görünce çok ardm ve o andan itibaren yazarn kalemine tamamen farkl bir bak açsyla bakmaya baladm. Her ne kadar yazardan önceki okuduum Serenad kitabnda baz düünceler bana hala affedilmez derecede gelse de bu kitabndan sonra kalemini farkl bir düünce yapsyla okuyacam. Filminde orijinal kitabnn aksine farkl bir son kullanlmt ama kitabndaki son da çok güzeldi.

Livaneli took three central characters who at the beginning of the story were in different places and each dealing with a personal crisis.

The three meet and the professor takes Meryem under his wing, unaware initially of the circumstances surrounding Meryem and Cemal's travels far away from their home village.

The story is okay, but both Irfan and Chemal seem somewhat flat, and I'm not sure either of them went through significant change in the end.

Although his novels are viewed as highly literary, Livaneli is considered the best selling contemporary author of Turkey today. Livaneli is known for his novels that interweave diverse social and historical backgrounds, figures, and incidents, such as in Bliss which won the Barnes & Noble's Discovery of Great New Writers Award in 2006, and in his critically acclaimed Serenade for Nadia, Leyla's House, and My Brother's Story, which were all translated into 37 languages and won numerous Turkish and International literary awards, and were highly praised by prominent literary critics around the world. His novels have been turned into theatrical movies, stage plays, and operas. Livaneli was imprisoned several times during the 1971 Turkish coup d'état because of his political views and had to leave Turkey in 1972 and went on exile. Livaneli's novels have been turned into theatrical movies, stage plays, and operas.

  • English

  • Fiction

  • Rating: 3.93
  • Pages: 304
  • Publish Date: September 4th 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin
  • Isbn10: 0312360541
  • Isbn13: 9780312360542