Sunday, February 21, 2010

Caspian Rain by Gina Nahai

I tried to like this book.  The writing was so over there was no subtlety left for the reader to infer....anything.  This story takes place in Iran, in the years before the Islamic revolution. Told by a young girl, we learn of the peculiar circumstances under which her parents first laid eyes on each other, and the troubled relationship that denied both mother and daughter a normal life.

The majority of the story is about Bahar (meaning "spring") the girl's mother, who comes from the Jewish slums.  She is so pathetically bubbly and open with all of her husband's society friends who are put off by her lack of style.  You want to feel sorry for this poor inept girl but, the way the story is so in your face which is the biggest put off of all.  I am on to other, hopefully better reads.

Rating: 0 Do Not Recommend