The elders in a prominent Iranian family have always consigned certain belongings to posterity in a hidden crypt underneath their city’s mosque. The House of the Mosque has ratings and reviews. Vera said: I could not engage with this at all, and got rather annoyed with it. I found this w. Abdolah, Kader. (Het huis van de moskee). Albanian / transl. from Dutch by n.n.. Tirana: Fan Noli, since juni Fiction, Original title: Het huis van de moskee.

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Frances rated it did not like it May 29, I hate to think of half a million Dutch readers mistaking all that for history.

The House of the Mosque – Kader Abdolah

His novel Cuneiformpublished as My Father’s Abbdolah inwas praised in this country. The house of the mosque – Iran – novel discussion 65 63 Mar 04, Now it is occupied by three cousins: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Asad rated it did not like it Jan 16, Trivia About Het huis van de m Tense Tips on technique 7: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Read the English version. Abdolah’s history is of four types. Lisa Hill on May 31, at Onto the wish list it goes. So glad to hear this is a good book, Simon. Order by newest oldest recommendations. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


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Definitely give this one a whirl Kim. You should be very proud Andrea, I now want to read all the rest of his works, I think he is a fantastic writer. Show 25 25 50 All.

The book follows the life of an Iranian family from on through the regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavithe Iranian revolution of and the installment of the Khomeini government, and ends after Khomeini’s death. I stopped andolah It’s a good book if you want to understand that culture but nothing really happens For me it was boring.

The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah

He studied physics at the Arak College omsque Science and fled the country as a political refugee in This page was last edited on 22 Februaryat Want to Read saving…. Kader Abdolah a pen name created in memoriam to friends who died under persecution by the current Iranian regime was born in Iran in To find out more, including how to hokse cookies, see here: Mike rated it did not like it Jul 24, Learn how your comment data is processed.

Aug 09, Anne-Marie rated it did not like it.

The characters are flat, emotions are sparsely expressed; I cannot retrace people’s motivations. It is translated by Susan Masotty. Rob on May 29, at 8: Iris on May 31, at 9: The House of the Mosque by Kader Abdolah.


Huose trial and execution of the Shah’s prime minister, Amir Abbas Hoveida, though displaced by Abdolah from the Qasr prison to the Tehran abattoir, has nothing of the horror and the cabaret of Khalkhali’s memoirs or Abbas Milani’s life of Hoveida.

I think what it does is write tthe all the things that happened in Iran in a digestible way, thats how I would put it.

Take the sentence that begins: The House of the Mosque. Ik mis een verteller.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. The writing style is just plain boring; there is no beauty in this simple language. Well least that means you didnt instantly add something mowque the TBR, if its in the future then it doesnt count does it, or is that just my theory? He went into Dutch exile didnt he?

Iran, Islamic Republic of. K ader Abdolah is the nom de plume of an Iranian man who quit his native land infirst for Turkey and then the Netherlands, and has since written novels and other works in Dutch.