Honour by Elif Shafaq

Honour by Elif Shafaq is my latest read and this post is my opinion about this book.
Elif is definitely one of my most favorite European writers since I fell in love with the forty rules of love.
I feel that she taps into the innermost fears and hopes and the tragedy of unfulfilled and unspoken barely understood desires of all us people and strings together a story that is simple and complex all at once.
Honour is perhaps one of the most poignant and beautiful books I have ever read. More so because born and raised in Pakistan I can understand the tragedy of honour killing and the devastation it wreaks on individuals, families and generations.
Elif Shafaq has spun a tale spanning generations and countries and it’s a funny, tragic, close to home tale that leaves you crying at the futility of it all.
The first thing I did after reading the book was to pass it on to my daughter to read. It’s a book that gives a new meaning to the word empathy and should be read by all of us because it touches a nerve we are all hiding somewhere inside our confused and modern but very Pakistani hearts.

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