Monthly Archives: July 2016

Madonna in a fur coat by Sabahattin Ali

“Madonna in a fur coat” by Sabahattin Ali

A long, slow and burning story.  We were thinking where is this book going?  And halfway through the book, the narrative picks up and reveals the plot to the reader.  A dark and secretive protagonist reveals a story for the reader that continues towards a crescendo with devastating consequences.  I could not help but wonder if this story was a passionate romance story or a story about the utmost levels of human selfishness.  This is not a “light, page turner” but a dark and complicated romance like a box of dark and rich chocolate.   Reader you decide but take your time reading the book.

The English Bookshop’s Reading Group.