Abandon ePUB ↠ Paperback

[KINDLE] ❄ Abandon By Pico Iyer – Blackswantea.co.uk Pico Iyer’s intoxicating new novel is at once a stylish intellectual mystery and a pulse uickening love story—the love in uestion being at once sacred and profaneJohn Macmillan a classically retic[KINDLE] Abandon By Pico Iyer Blackswantea.co.uk Pico Iyer’s intoxicating new novel is at once a stylish intellectual mystery and a pulse uickening love story—the love in uestion being at once sacred and profaneJohn Macmillan a classically retic Pico Iyer’s intoxicating new novel is at once a stylish intellectual mystery and a pulse uickenin.

abandon mobile Abandon PDFG love story—the love in uestion being at once sacred and profaneJohn Macmillan a classically reticent Englishman who has moved to California to study the poems of the Sufi mystic Rumi unexpectedly becomes involved in two eually absorbing uests The first is for a mysterious Rumi manuscript that may have been smuggled out of Iran; the second for the elusive Camill.


G love story—the love in uestion being at once sacred and profaneJohn Macmillan a classically reticent Englishman who has moved to California to study the poems of the Sufi mystic Rumi unexpectedly becomes involved in two eually absorbing uests The first is for a mysterious Rumi manuscript that may have been smuggled out of Iran; the second for the elusive Camill.

Abandon ePUB ↠ Paperback Pico Iyer is a British born essayist and novelist of Indian descent As an acclaimed travel writer he began his career documenting a neglected aspect of travel the sometimes surreal disconnect between local tradition and imported global pop culture Since then he has written ten books exploring also the cultural conseuences of isolation whether writing about the exiled spiritual leaders of.

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  • Doreen

    Abandon ePUB ↠ Paperback abandon mobile, Abandon PDFThank God that's over This book wasn't without redeeming ualities but they were few and far between the speech the visiting Iranians give both on and off stage on pgs 218 226 were the only bits that didn't feel insufferably removed from real world problems Mostly I wanted to shake John and Camilla and make them get real jobs Apart from them both being aggressively annoying and self absorbed and emotionally unstable I took issue with the author's fondness for using pronouns instead of proper names particular when involving John in a conversation with other men The dialog was wooden enough without the added aggravation of constantly needing to figure out exactly whom was speaking or acting I would have enjoyed the truth of both Camilla's parentage and the author of the book she gave John if I cared a whit


  • Rubina

    Abandon ePUB ↠ Paperback abandon mobile, Abandon PDFa mystery about a grad student studying sufism in the american academy did i hit the jackpot or what this is my fav mix of genre and situationi hope it doesnt suck update egads it did suck first it lulled me into being slightly interested in it and giving it a chancebut then it kicked me in the head but i cannot leave a book no matter how bad unread so i finished it using my spidey sense and good skimming skills nunchuck skills were not necessary but i will save them for when i meet picoits a horrible blend of exoticizing the oriental as a group and as individual people the profs book sellers random exiles dude at the gas station are all so complicated with a background of intrigue and all speak in code and to the main character have this ineffable grace to them so exoticized it made my head spin plot is convoluted and lead to nowhere but not in a cool way i wanted to throw the female love interest girl out the windowonly redeemin


  • Bindu Manoj

    Abandon ePUB ↠ Paperback abandon mobile, Abandon PDFAn Englishman in California studying Sufism and in particular Rumi so says the back cover on who the protagonist is Having discovered Rumi rather late in life and getting drunk on him ever since the pull was too strong to resist and back it came with me from the last trip to the libraryThe story starts with John Macmillan in Damascus meeting up with an enigmatic old professor Khalil and ending up carrying a gift back for his friend Originally from London he


  • Śrī

    Abandon ePUB ↠ Paperback abandon mobile, Abandon PDFLoved this book It's a story about a comparative literature student his mysterious love interest and his love for dense medieval Persian poetry It's vaguely a Sherlock Holmes type mystery but the deeper esoteric mystery is of the soul I really loved this book b


  • Rick Slane

    Abandon ePUB ↠ Paperback abandon mobile, Abandon PDFI enjoyed this novel but I can understand why some would not


  • Irene Daguno

    Abandon ePUB ↠ Paperback abandon mobile, Abandon PDFi've read this book borrowed from a friend while on a weekend respite amidst the pine trees and mists the book not only tells a love story but also gives a wonderful introduction to sufism as what the main character a student of religion doing his dissertation on sufismrumi explained the sufis are a group of moslems who began to secretly gather in groups after prophet mohammad's death to find a clear path to the divine without clerical mediation for them god exists not only in the mosues or madrassas but everywhere even within yourself The cr


  • Shelli

    Abandon ePUB ↠ Paperback abandon mobile, Abandon PDFThis book is barely three stars for me but might have gotten four if Camilla had not been such a whiny self absorbed flaky annoying shall I go on woman It was simply impossible for me to suspend disbelief and accept that the protagonist could keep from strangling her let alone be so passionately in love with her


  • Jennifer

    Abandon ePUB ↠ Paperback abandon mobile, Abandon PDFThe book sounded so promising but was very disappointing The magic I expected just didn’t materialize


  • Manu

    Abandon ePUB ↠ Paperback abandon mobile, Abandon PDFI'm uite a fan of Pico Iyer's travelogues so this was a book that had to be checked out The protagonist is John Macmillan an Oxford educated Englishman in California to study the work of the Sufi poet Rumi and complete his thesis under the guidance of his professor Sefadhi On a trip to Damascus he happens to meet a reclusive professor who reuests him to carry a package to California to be handed over to a Kristina Jensen While doing that he happens to meet Camilla Kristina's sister who despite her flighty and fragile nature makes inroads into his life And then starts a journey that's part a search for an Iranian manuscript part an inward search for John much like the sufis We are even mysterious to ourselves they believe a part of us going through the rituals of our daily life while another part a deeper part cries out for whatever it is that can take us back The stranger whose voi


  • Nirnaya

    Abandon ePUB ↠ Paperback abandon mobile, Abandon PDFI love Pico Iyer's travel writing Why we travel was his first piece of writing that I read It's been two years and I still come back to it Now that I have established just how much I love him I have to declare that I have no idea what Abandon is all about As I ploughed through this book over a span of four months even periodically abandoning it why name a book like this 'Abandon' I kept telling myself that perhaps this book was ahead of its time and that I was not sufficiently ready to comprehend it The only deterrent that reduced this idea to the ground was Camilla I cannot remember the last time a character in a book irked me as muc


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