Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Finds-May 15



Should Be Reading asks you to share what books you discovered this week that interest you!



I read a review earlier this week for Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji from everything distils into reading that made me say "OK, I need to read this one!"




Here is a summary of Rooftops of Tehran from Mahbod Seraji's website:

This stunning literary debut paints a vivid portrait of growing up, discovering love, and awakening to the reality of life in a nation on the verge of revolution in the 1970s. Rooftops of Tehran opens in a middle-class neighborhood in Iran’s sprawling capital city. The rooftop of the narrator’s house – the tallest in their alley − is the perfect spot for sleeping on hot summer nights. It’s also the perfect location for stargazing, sneaking cigarettes, talking about American movies, and confiding, analyzing and agonizing through the typical trials of being a seventeen year-old boy, including being in love. This is the spot from which the narrator quietly watches his secret love, his beautiful next door neighbor Zari, promised since birth to his friend and mentor, nicknamed Doctor, a man adored and respected by the whole neighborhood. It is from this high perch that the narrator witnesses the SAVAK's brutal hunt and arrest of Doctor and realizes the oppressiveness of the regime under which he resides. And the rooftop is where the narrator and Zari ultimately find quiet refuge in each other after the shock of Doctor’s senseless faith ripples through their close-knit community and brings about terrible, unexpected repercussions.


Doesn't that sound great? So what did you find this week?

11 comments:

bermudaonion said...

That book caught my eye too!

gautami tripathy said...

I loved this book. Thanks for mentioning me.

Here is my find

Ti said...

I just saw this one on Goodreads as part of their "first reads" program. Looks good.

Jess said...

I have heard good things about this novel. I think they may be giving them out as part of Library Things Early Reviewer Program (or maybe that was last month?). Anyway, you should check it out.

PopinFresh said...

What a beautiful cover.

~ Popin

TexasRed said...

ooohh... does sound interesting.

Alyce said...

This is one that sounds good and has a great cover!

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Very nice cover, and it sounds interesting.. great find!!

Toni said...

I think this book sounds so interesting.. first of all the title but the whole idea of the story sounds moving. Can't wait to hear more of this one. Will certainly have my eye out for it.

Dar said...

I've got this in my tbr pile. I just love the cover.

Lisa said...

Oooh, I have to read this one! It sounds fantastic!