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Posted 10 April 2008 - 02:58 PM

My Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkad

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A teenage boy makes the mistake of falling in love with the much-protected daughter of "Napoleon," the curmugeonly patriarch of a large and extended Iranian family in 1940s Tehran. One moment you simply can't stop laughing and the next you're trying really hard 2 keep the tears from falling down your cheeks. It's a great story story about love, life and those family members you secretly love but pretend 2 be ashamed of since they are way to outspoken about their trips to San FransiscoPosted Image

I loved this book and my mom told me that there used to be a tv-show in the 70's or 80's in Iran with Saeed Raad as the main character. I don't think that you'll regret reading this book.

I don't know why the text is underlined :punishing_wft:



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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:03 PM

wow, sounds really interesting! i will definitely read it when ive finished the book im reading :)

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:19 PM

because you used the underline and url commands :D .

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:22 PM

I love this topic... (sry siamak ha English Books)

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream.
It's also a love story, of sorts, the narrative of Gatsby's quixotic passion for Daisy Buchanan. The pair meet five years before the novel begins, when Daisy is a legendary young Louisville beauty and Gatsby an impoverished officer. They fall in love, but while Gatsby serves overseas, Daisy marries the brutal, bullying, but extremely rich Tom Buchanan. After the war, Gatsby devotes himself blindly to the pursuit of wealth by whatever means--and to the pursuit of Daisy, which amounts to the same thing. "Her voice is full of money," Gatsby says admiringly, in one of the novel's more famous descriptions. His millions made, Gatsby buys a mansion across Long Island Sound from Daisy's patrician East Egg address, throws lavish parties, and waits for her to appear. When she does, events unfold with all the tragic inevitability of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as chorus throughout.
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:33 PM

My Uncle Napoleon by Iraj Pezeshkad

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A teenage boy makes the mistake of falling in love with the much-protected daughter of "Napoleon," the curmugeonly patriarch of a large and extended Iranian family in 1940s Tehran. One moment you simply can't stop laughing and the next you're trying really hard 2 keep the tears from falling down your cheeks. It's a great story story about love, life and those family members you secretly love but pretend 2 be ashamed of since they are way to outspoken about their trips to San FransiscoPosted Image

I loved this book and my mom told me that there used to be a tv-show in the 70's or 80's in Iran with Saeed Raad as the main character. I don't think that you'll regret reading this book.

I don't know why the text is underlined :punishing_wft:



i have possibly all persian and english editions of this book ever printed! dayi jan napoleon is one of my absolute fave books and TV-series!

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:36 PM

because you used the underline and url commands :D .

I so did not...why are u alwyas pickin on me :punishing_wft:

i have possibly all persian and english editions of this book ever printed! dayi jan napoleon is one of my absolute fave books and TV-series!


It's one of my fave books 2 and Asadollah Mirza is a character I'll never be able 2 forget :brows:
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:39 PM

hehe, have u seen the show? its saaed kangarni and not rad though! ;)
asadollah has been a great inspiration to me as u can understand! :brows:

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:42 PM

haha really? My mom is gettin old...better get her a place @ the old folks home soon and yeah i can see that you prefer 2 visit Los Angeles instead of San Fransisco :dance_baby_wft:
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:44 PM

hehe, however these only exist in the english version since the original phrases are totally different! the common word is "san fransisco"! ;)

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:50 PM

Gotta read the original version 2 the real feel of the book...but now everytime i see San Fransisco i can't stop giggling
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:52 PM

Gotta read the original version 2 the real feel of the book...but now everytime i see San Fransisco i can't stop giggling


hehe, yeah cuz san fransisco in american culture respresents homoerotic, but in the asadollah case it simply stands for sex! chcek this scene out and see if u can locate it:


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:00 PM

hehe, have u seen the show? its saaed kangarni and not rad though! ;)
asadollah has been a great inspiration to me as u can understand! :brows:


Ageh vaght kardi,ye sar bezan beh BBC.com ,unja I Pezeshzad mosahebeh kardeh ba BBC va tozihateh jalebi dadeh vaseh in ketab.

-As'dollah shakhsiate jalebi dareh ,ba inkeh ta akharin lahzeh motmaen hasti he is zan baz vali dar avakher-e ketab skhasiatesh avaz misheh va dastan neshun mideh keh chera masalan in adam injuri raftar mikoneh dar rabeteh ba zan ha :D .

-Yek mosahebeh jaleb ham Bebin.Tv ba Sayyad kard,man hamchin khosham nayumad ! ziad tahvil nagereft serial ro ! akharesh ham ba shukhi va matalak,ghazieh ro vasl kard beh Qajar va Pahlavi va English power in Iran !

-In ketab mituneh yek film-e ghashang az roush sakhteh besheh ! ba in keh sakht hast vali az un dastan hast keh bayad ba hozur-e nevisandeh 'screen play ' besheh ta dastan behesh latmeh nakhoreh ! Casting ham mohem khahad bud,masalan touy-e serial Gh.Naghshineh enghadar sangin bazi mikoneh keh yek vaghtaei fekr mikoni keh neshasti khodeh ketab ro mikhuni,P.Fanni Zadeh enghadar g hargh dar naghsh hast keh kamtar kasi ro mibinam keh betuneh beh in zibaei in naghsh ro dobareh bazi koneh . S. Kangarani ro doust nadaram ! (Honestly) beh khater-e ghaifash un zaman gereftanesh ! dastan ham bahash mireh jelo vali just for someone who is telling us the story,nothing else !

-N.Taghvaii dastesh baz nabudeh,tazeh keh in serial zire gheichi-e censure ham rafteh ! Cheghadar bayad ahmagh bashan keh in ro censure konan.

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:04 PM

goosh dadam, ettefaghan ketabe jadidesham sefaresh dadeam.

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:09 PM

goosh dadam, ettefaghan ketabe jadidesham sefaresh dadeam.


Ina,in ketab ha (Khajeh Tajdar ham roush hesab kon !) shayad az lahaz-e adabiat-i amianeh neveshteh shodeh vali vaghean az ketabayeh khubi hastan keh idgeh adam mesl-e unha ro nakhahad did .

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:12 PM

Hehe i finally can put a face 2 asadollah mirza now...will also be looking at the other episode on youtube. It's a shame that they have banned this book in Iran because it really is a book that takes a hold of you and doesnt let go until the final word has been read...but they'll ban anything they can get their hands on.
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:14 PM

its officially banned but they themselves have printed it offset and its available in every bookstore! ;)

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 09:37 PM

this is the copy of dayi jan napelon that i have and was given to me at age 17 as a gift by my cousin for me to read!! :dance_baby_wft: i value it sooo much! and brings back memories! :wub:

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right now i'm reading brunelleschi's dome :dance_baby_wft:

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 10:56 AM

its officially banned but they themselves have printed it offset and its available in every bookstore! ;)


aaah seriously? that's just ridiculous! why not lift the ban then? :punishing_wft:
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 11:16 AM

its officially banned but they themselves have printed it offset and its available in every bookstore! ;)


Exactly .

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:41 PM

Jenna is perhaps the biggest name in the history of porn, picked up the pocket edition of her book the other day! Very interesting!

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