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The Forty Rules of Love – H3a Reading Group Review, 1 December 2010

The Forty Rules of Love
by Elif Şafak 

 Our discussion revealed:

  • A variety of emotions ranging from:   ‘did nothing for me spiritually’ to ‘I was deeply moved and it helped me to re-think the way I live my life’
  •  Mingling the story of Shams and Rumi with the 21 century tale was a device for explaining the teachings of Shams.   Some of the group felt they could have easily dispensed with Ella’s tale and that the novel really came alive through the account of Shams and Rumi. For some, the device felt a bit too contrived Continue reading The Forty Rules of Love – H3a Reading Group Review, 1 December 2010