Friday, December 23, 2005

بنات الرياض - Part 2

I just finished reading بنات الرياض. It’s a true story about four different girls from Saudi Arabia. It mainly illustrates each girl’s experience with love.

Sadeem’s story touched me the most. Feeras, the guy she was in love with seemed like a character from a fairy tale. Of course he turned out to be a week in the end, but the way he loved her in the beginning was so breathtaking. It made me wonder can men really love that way.


At December 26, 2005 9:48 AM , Blogger waterlilie said...

I have a friend who just brought the book back from egypt, and I can't wait to read it!!!

About love-It's all about the man's intension. There are those who really love, and there are those who love with a hidden motive.

No one can tell the difference between the two. You just hope for the best.


At December 26, 2005 11:34 PM , Blogger illusion said...


Thanks for the input about men.

At December 29, 2005 7:37 PM , Blogger Bloo said...

hey illusion..

me too sadeem got my attention the most... u know.. ALSO, i totally loved the way feras took care of her.. especially the part right after her father died.. the writer mashalla 3alih.. raja.. she really captured it very well.. this whole rewaya gave me a whole new perspective about saudies.. to the contrary not a bad perspective at all.. but just a new dimension.. its scaring the hell out of me about the hay2a thoug!!

my favorite part ws when sadeem said: ya le laleshay2... as if 6areq is absolutely nothing compared to feras !!

i recommend you to read 3abdu khal latest: fosooq.. its very very well written from my favorite writer.

At December 31, 2005 11:36 AM , Blogger illusion said...


I agree with you too, I loved the way Feras took care of Sadeem. I dream of meeting someone like that one day but minus the twisted mentality he had about her being involved with someone else prior to knowing him.

My favorite part of the book is when Qamra had her confrontation with her husband’s Japanese Girlfriend. It was just so funny how the author translated the English into Arabic, “You Manz Thief” I love it hahaha.

I will defiantly check out the book you recommended. I mostly read English because I really don’t who the good Arabic authors are and what Arabic books are good, so thanks again.

At February 15, 2006 10:38 PM , Blogger da Angel wears Escada said...

This may seem a bit corny but are you up for doing "Girls of Riyadh"chapter-wise into English on your blog here? I think it will be a fantastic project.
I don't know if they are going to translate this book in English or not, and so I ask.

At February 25, 2006 11:20 AM , Blogger illusion said...

The Man:

Actually the book will be translated into English and French as I read in this months issue of bazaar

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