Forty Rules of Love is the kind of book that breaks and mends you simultaneously. It challenges one’s perspectives on love, relationships, faith, and the constraints of a life lived trying to meet society’s demands.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you need to read this masterpiece.
Whether it’s about the dervish eager to find God, a prostitute from the brothel, a drunker from the tavern or the beggar, every character is written with such beauty that the reader visualizes the scene without thinking much. The detailed descriptions immerse the readers in an extraordinary experience.
The Forty Rules
As the name says, the forty rules are the primary reason to read it. Undoubtedly, every rule takes the reader on the journey of introspection and realization. From the first rule of defending your wholeness to the last one of filling life with love without labels or definitions, each rule teaches readers a valuable lesson.
Forty Rules of Love is a masterpiece penned by the award-winning British-Turkish novelist Elif Shafak. She is one of the most-read female writers and a fierce advocate of freedom and equality. Elif Shafak’s work has been translate into more than 55 languages.
Elif Shafak has brilliantly written parallel stories. One story is about Ela and Aziz in the 21st century, while the other revolves around Rumi and Shams in the 13th century. In every chapter, Ela and Rumi find their way to their love and are seen questioning their life’s purpose.
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This book isn’t just about rules and love but extends way beyond. It’s about the relationship with God and finding a higher purpose. Reading this book is indeed a treat for the soul.