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  • Paperback: 211 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385604394
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385604390
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,924,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Edition Doubleday 2003. 213 pp, size 6" x 9" (see picture by BookGems). Just slightly tanned edge. other than that, this unread copy remains intact. Immaculate throughout. Prompt dispatch from UK

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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ms. S. S. Sadek on 23 Sept. 2008
Format: Paperback
For all the 5 star reviews that learnt so much about culture or Islam- you learnt nothing- don't you know this book was taken off the shelves in England and Australia- it was found to be a HOAX- she's a woman who lived in the US from the age of 3 and lied about this being a memoir- it was all a big massive lie- a made up story-she's also known as a Con- who has stolen millions and ran away from the US- she also threatened to kill her mother in Law. Perhaps an autobiography would make a more interesting book- a more genuine best seller.

Just shows how easy it is for all of us to fall for this negative propaganda about Islam- and it shows how easy it is for us to learn nothing but LIES- you wanna learn about Islam- read the Qur'an- simple as that- if you need some drama to make it all the more interesting- well then- you're not looking for truth- you're looking for something else.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "bronia79" on 21 Jan. 2004
Format: Paperback
I received this book as a gift, as it is not the type of book I would ever purchase myself. I decided none the less to read it and finished it in just a day as it is very readable. However, it is readable for the wrong reason. It is not that I was excited and interested to see what happened next, I was merely curious as to whether the writing would at some stage reach an adult level.
The story itself is predictable and unexciting and reads more as an application for asylum status than a novel. I can understand that it has sold well and become very popular in our post 9/11 societies which love to read about "bad" Muslims. Having travelled extensively in the Middle East and stayed with numerous families in Jordan I believe that the author's harsh comments about Jordanian society are far too general and sweeping. What happens in the story (if it actually happened at all) is tragic. No question. However when reading the book I felt increasingly that there were plenty of things that we as readers weren't being told. Whole crucial months of the story were skipped over in sentences while the author indulged in excessively wordy prose filled with inane metaphors. When I completed the book I was extremely sceptical as to whether the story as we had experienced it through the author bore any remote resemblance to something that had actually happened - and even more so when I realised that the author had in fact gained refugee status to a certain country based on the story contained in the book. Finally I would say that the characters were extremely weakly drawn and failed to develop throughout the book such that any empathy with the characters was minimised.
This book is an example of what I call the "Baywatch" phenomenon - Just because it's popular doesn't mean that it has any redeeming features!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. Virdee on 25 Sept. 2008
Format: Paperback
...is one of the first lines quoted in the movie "Forbidden Lie$". If you want to read a fictional account of an honour killing in Jordan, have a read - just remember you are funding the delusions of Norma Khouri [aka Bagain, Toliopoulos, Albaqeen - whichever she chooses to use], a proven con artist who amongst other things swindled her elderly neighbour out of her home and life savings [$500,000], a woman who has told that many lies that she's probably forgotten the truth of her likely to be mundane South Chicago upbringing from the age of 3 [not quite the Jordanian she purports to be].

Yes honour killings do happen, not just in muslim households but in eastern households across the globe - it is not an islamic phenomenon, it is an eastern curse; it not only happens in the Middle East, but Pakistan, India, and even in the UK where girls have been burnt alive; sometimes the term 'honour killing' is used as justification for out and out murder for greed, jealousy and the other evils of this world, it does happen; it should be stopped; it cannot be justified under any circumstances; but this woman Khouri cleverly took the world for a ride claiming her book was fact and a true story.
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Martin on 26 July 2004
Format: Paperback
For those of you who have commented on the discrepancies and errors (especially regarding Islam) found in this book, take some measure of solace from the fact that the book is a hoax. The writer is an American from Chicago, with an America-Greek husband and two adolescent children. She currently resides in Australia as part of her deceit.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Alan Flynn on 31 May 2012
Format: Paperback
I see that no-one has written a review in a long while, so I just want to advise that the Wikipedia article on this book attests that the story is faked & a newspaper article from the (UK) Guardian as long ago as 26 July 2004 discusses the allegations of fakery. I only came across this book after buying Burned Alive, to which I shall also add references calling into question the veracity of that story. Honour-based violence & murder are certainly appalling crimes which have been thoroughly documented & authenticated. In order to serve some justice to the victims I believe we must seek to expose any stories which have been invented.
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ammuly on 14 Mar. 2004
Format: Paperback
I bought this book afew weeks ago while I was living in the UK. Unfortunatly I was unable to read it until now.It is the worst book I have ever read about Arabs and Muslims.The author's knowledge of Islam is missconstrued by cultural beliefs and habits.Islam is not a religion driven by men nor does it encourage men to misstreat or abuse women, the contrary is true. However, unfortunatly many cultures abuse religion and use it as an excuse for cultural habits. I acknowledge the dangers many women in many countries face especially as a result of "honor killings" however these killings are not justified nor accepted by Islam.
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