Featured Official Review: The Buried Secrets of Peonies

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Re: Featured Official Review: The Buried Secrets of Peonies

Post by NL Hartje » 05 Apr 2018, 09:09

Kate42 wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 19:57
I am definitely going to have to put this on my to read list! I love books that can paint a picture or take a "polaroid" and you can envision it in your mind! Great review!
Yes, that was the best way I could think to describe it. Each story is so brief they're almost screenshots of moments in life. I enjoyed the style even though I wanted more. Perhaps if the author had made them longer they would have been less impactful.
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Post by NL Hartje » 05 Apr 2018, 09:11

Ioann wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 05:10
I agree with the author of the book ,but in this case we must be specific.
Thank you for reading my review!

If you don't mind my asking, what should we be specific about? I would love to hear your insights!
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Post by NL Hartje » 05 Apr 2018, 09:12

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I thought it was very well written, good attention to detail, and I was never bored
Thank you for your kind words! I'm glad you took the time to read me review!
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Post by Bhanupratap113 » 06 Apr 2018, 00:08

This book is a real scientific book....it's show more dipper meaning of thought on each and every reading...it show the generous heart of the writer

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Post by Maryjoy_dbookworm » 06 Apr 2018, 10:03

This story is secretly meaty. It feels like a true-story based but in a fictional form.

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Post by NL Hartje » 06 Apr 2018, 15:17

Bhanupratap113 wrote:
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This book is a real scientific book....it's show more dipper meaning of thought on each and every reading...it show the generous heart of the writer
"Generous heart!" What a beautiful way to describe the author! I agree!
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Post by NL Hartje » 06 Apr 2018, 15:19

Maryjoy_dbookworm wrote:
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This story is secretly meaty. It feels like a true-story based but in a fictional form.
Yes, it certainly reads as if it were a non-fiction. I secretly think these were each real events the author's friends and family underwent and she has just changed the names to tell their stories.
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Post by BarryX » 07 Apr 2018, 05:57

That was a very good review.
What a wonderful piece of history.
I'll love to read the book.

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Post by Damilare234 » 07 Apr 2018, 06:17

Wow...I can never imagine how this book is so interesting until I read it over and over again....well d author seem to know the massacre that happen In Iran well-done

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Post by Academics04 » 07 Apr 2018, 20:55

Excellent review, actually I haven't heard about the scenario surrounding the emergence of this novel before now, but after reading this review I have a feel for those people and disapproval to such historical tragedy perpetrated by a government. I"ll have to read the book to know more.
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Post by Dolor » 07 Apr 2018, 21:36

In the late summer and early fall of 1988, over 4,500 Iranian political prisoners were massacred by the government of Iran. For not supporting the new regime of 1979, opponents of the new theocratic government were imprisoned, questioned, tortured and in 1988-murdered.
This is such a horrible incident to be buried in secret.

I wonder what "Peonies" have got to do with this. Why is this book entitled "The Buried Secrets of the Peonies"?

I'm so sorry to hear about this.

May justice prevail and the criminals be punished.

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Post by Soluoku » 07 Apr 2018, 23:03

Thanks so much for this detailed and thoughtful review, you actually made me interested in giving it a try.

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Post by NL Hartje » 08 Apr 2018, 00:25

BarryX wrote:
07 Apr 2018, 05:57
What a wonderful piece of history.
I'll love to read the book.
Eek, I don't know if I'd jump to "wonderful," but it was certainly educational. I think I'd use a term more acquainted with "shameful."

I hope you do read it though, I would love to hear your opinions.
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Post by NL Hartje » 08 Apr 2018, 00:26

Damilare234 wrote:
07 Apr 2018, 06:17
Wow...I can never imagine how this book is so interesting until I read it over and over again....well d author seem to know the massacre that happen In Iran well-done
Thank you for taking the time to read my review. I hope you read the book!
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Post by NL Hartje » 08 Apr 2018, 00:27

Academics04 wrote:
07 Apr 2018, 20:55
Excellent review, actually I haven't heard about the scenario surrounding the emergence of this novel before now, but after reading this review I have a feel for those people and disapproval to such historical tragedy perpetrated by a government. I"ll have to read the book to know more.
Yes, I'm baffled as to how this is STILL being covered up.

Thank you for taking the time to read my review!
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