Far Cry From The Turquoise Room

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10 thoughts on “Far Cry From The Turquoise Room

  1. says:

    4 terrifically turquoise stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

    This was both an engaging and sometimes disturbing story of a family in the aftermath of a tragedy.... told from alternating points of view Hassan a wealthy businessman and his 10-year-old daughter Leila.... don’t want to say too much about the plot, because it’s hard to say much without giving anything away.... so I will focus on the characters.... the favorite part of books for me is always the characters..... and the characters in this book were very well-developed and one of them was likable....

    Hassan has worked very hard to get where he is, he is an Iranian wealthy businessman living in the UK.... he has a beautiful home, a beautiful wife, a beautiful family, and then tragedy strikes.... now in my opinion I did not care for his character on a personal level.... I did not like how he handled himself throughout the majority of this book, especially in regards to his actions towards his daughter..... he also threw himself a bit of a pity party and didn’t take much responsibility for some things... he was very woah is me.... however even though I did not like him he was very well-developed right down to his speech patterns....

    Leila my heart broke for this girl.... where as I wanted to reach into the pages and shake her father I wanted to reach into the pages and give her a big hug.... she just wanted to be loved, she wanted to “be somebody’s favorite person“.... as much as much as I adored her and could so vividly picture her, I had a little bit of an issue with her age.... as a mother of three children who are all past the age of 10 and were pretty independent 10-year-olds.... none of them could have pulled off or survived like this girl... although they had a much better mother than she did.... but don’t get me started on her....

    All in all I was very engaged with Leila and her story and her fortitude.... I was disturbed by the parenting in this book although I do recognize I have never gone through this tragedy and there are also some cultural differences.... lastly I truly appreciated the growth in both of these characters throughout the book I found it interesting and realistic...

    I’d recommend if you want a quick read with some interesting characters and a compelling story line.... also towards the end of this book I was thinking I really would like to know what happens with this family after all of this, apparently there is another book, going to need to check that out!

    *** thank you to the author for a copy of this book ***

  2. says:

    4☆ A Compelling Read!

     Far Cry From The Turquoise Room is a read  that will touch your heart.

    At first it took me a while to get used to the writing style. As the story is told mainly by Leila as a 10year old - 12years
    And her father Hassan.

    From early on you can tell Leila is overshadowed by her older sister Fayruz.
    But when the girls go on a boating holiday tragedy strikes and Fayruz drowns.

     I feel deeply sorry for Leila shes a 10yr old girl whose parents are so deep into their grief that they abandon Leila their child who so desperately craves love & reassurance.
    She is trying her best to make her parents feel alive again. Whilst trying to make sense of the world.
    My heart goes out to her!

    It's no wonder she decides to run away.

    Leila comes alive when she meets 10year old April and her Father a traveller.
    She feels free and loved.

    I didn't like Hassan to start with. He has a secret life that I didn't expect, although I wasn't really sure what the revelation brought to the story.
    However he did redeem himself when he goes looking for Leila.

    The ending for me ended a lil abruptly which I'm hoping will be a second book.

    This is a thought provoking story, it's emotional, it's a coming of age story, deals with grief, sexuality, lifestyle.
    A wonderful compelling short read.
    Which I highly recommend.

    Thank you to Rachel Random Resources for this copy which I reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

    My Review & more info is also on my blog website :


  3. says:

    This book has a very powerful story line told by two characters. Hassan Nassiri, who is a very wealthy and successful Iranian property owner and his 10-year-old daughter Leila. They lived in a beautiful house surrounded by beautiful things and such sadness. When a terrible tragedy struck the family, life for them all, including Leila’s mum, changed.

    Even before the tragedy there was one unhappy little girl who never felt quite good enough in the family unit and afterwards well things just seemed to get worse. It all became too much for her and she made a decision. The story follows Leila the choices she makes and the effect on her family, told through her father. This is a story that really pulled at all of my emotions. Leila was a broken little girl, with an innocence about her that seemed to make her even younger than her years at times.

    Kate Rigby has brought to life some incredible characters in this story, particularly Hassan and Leila. Leila was such an open character from the beginning but Hassan was a closed entity that unravelled as the story unfolded. I hadn’t particularly liked this man to begin with but time and circumstances changed him. There were some pretty seedy people of all ages, children that were much older than their years. Street wise and cunning, a place wherem there was a price to be paid for everything.

    I really became edgy the more I read into the book, as I have said it is a very powerful story, my favourite of Kate Rigby’s books so far. After I finished, it was difficult to clear my mind of Leila and her father. This is a beautifully written book that had me hold my breath at so many points.

    I wish to thank Kate Rigby for a copy of this book which I have honestly reviewed.

  4. says:

    It is told from the perspective of father and daughter.  The father, Hassan, is a successful business man, his daughter is Leila, is the youngest of two daughters.  Now at this point I really do not want to give anything away, so I apologise for my vagueness. But, a tragedy befalls the family, this story charts the way that Leila and her father deal with it, how the family dynamics have changed, also for Leila growing up and becoming a teenager.  At times it is heartbreaking, emotional and also annoying, I will explain that it is a good annoying, this is because of the decisions that the characters take.  There is a good range of emotions that run through this story and the characters have chances to make different decisions, but due to their stubbornness, they don't.

    I thought the characters were well written and the author has managed to keep the inflections of Hassan's speech, he is Iranian. The idea of the story I found to be very good and it was a very compelling read.  As I made my way through this book I was desperate to get to the end, in a good way, so I could discover the outcomes, but at the same time didn't want it to end.  It was a simple, addictive but very well written story line.

    I would happily recommend this book to readers of contemporary fiction.  I also think it would make a great choice for Book Clubs / Groups, there are a range of themes in the book that would make for some very interesting talking discussions.

  5. says:

    See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits

    I enjoyed the dual viewpoint aspect of this novella which allows us to see the story unfold from both Leila's and her father, Hassan's, perspectives as they take chapters to speak directly to the reader. Their switching from speaking about themselves in a mix of first and third person did take a bit of getting used to, but it begins to feel more natural as the story progresses. Their reactions to a traumatic event within the family send them onto very different paths and it is this divergence that provides the narrative arc.

    I felt I could understand Leila's journey more easily. She comes across as a mature child and her luck in meeting people prevents her from falling too far through society's cracks. Hassan's dark introversion makes him a more difficult character to empathise with, especially as we don't get to know him very well within the space confines of such a short book.

    Overall, I felt that Far Cry From The Turquoise Room needed to be a longer story in order to better show Leila and Hassan's emotional journeys as well as their physical travels. I liked the tale, but many issues are briefly raised and then not fully explored. I wanted deeper insights.

  6. says:

    I am going to come out and say it. I don't like the title of this book, and I thought it was going to be boring. I decided to review it anyway, as I am trying to open my mind and not judge books by their covers.

    Right now I am patting myself on the back as I did the right thing. This book's voice is powerful. A well-written turquoise treasure... just like a Rolex!

    No doubts - 5 Stars for the book from me!

    The Good.
    The double point of view works so well. It gives this book pace and a uniqueness that makes it hard to categorize.
    The language, subtle differences, accents - excellent. It worked.

    The Bad.
    Leila and the traveler's thing. I will not say more than that to avoid spoilers - but I found it a bit far-fetched. Though that community is alien to me, so I don't know.

    The Ugly.
    Death and dealing with it. Especially death of a child.

    5 Stars - GREAT


  7. says:

    This is a beautifully written and touching story of tragedy and redemption. As with Rigby's other novels, the child's eye is used perfectly to draw us into family life and all it's flaws, using Leila, the daughter of wealthy Iranian Hassan, as the main narrator. The story does jump back and forth between her point of view, and her father's, but it was Leila's viewpoint I really empathised with, and it was her I was rooting for from the very beginning. She's feisty, strong willed and lives in the shadow of her much favoured older sister. When the older sister dies in a tragic accident, Leila finds herself increasingly pushed out and resented, until she can bear it no more and runs away at the tender age of 11. She falls in with various travelling families, and I very much enjoyed these parts of the stories. As it is all told from her perspective, it was easy to become absorbed in their simple lives, and it was a pleasure to watch her indulge in so many simply childhood pleasures. She enjoys her adventures to begin with, and her family just seem to fall apart behind her. As the story moves on, things get harder for Leila, as she experiences the seedier side of life on the run, disappointment, disappointment and unrequited love, and finally her father Hassan realises what he has done and what he is missing, and begins to search for her with a vengeance. I enjoyed this story from start to finish, and I love the way the author brings all the character's to life, so that you totally believe they exist, even to the extent I am left wondering what Leila is up to now, how she has turned out. Brilliant.

  8. says:

    Far Cry from The Turquoise Room

    First of all, I love the titles of Kate Rigby’s books! I’ve now read a couple of her books and I’ve enjoyed both but I have to say I think this is my favourite!

    Far Cry from The Turquoise Room is a powerful and compelling read. I was swept along with the characters in a tale of family, tragedy, love, loss and grief. Told from a dual perspective of Hassan and his youngest daughter Leila, I particularly loved the parts told by Leila and how she reacts to the loss of her ‘perfect’ older sister.

    I cannot recommend this book enough to everyone, it’s simply engrossing! I just loved it, the melancholy prose flowed beautifully and this stunning coming of age story deserves nothing less than five turquoise stars!

  9. says:

    An emotional story told from the perspective of Hassan, a wealthy Iranian property owner and his 10 year old daughter, Leila. Tragedy strikes the family and Leila's parents become withdrawn from everything, including Leila. She was already a troubled girl before the tragedy, so this just exacerbates things for her.

    A brilliantly written book and a powerful story that I won't forget in a hurry.

    5 stars from me for this one, and I will be adding further books from this author to my wishlist.

  10. says:

    This is a story as told by a wealthy Iranian father living with his family in England, and his bright ten year old daughter, Leila. Tragedy strikes the family when they lose the older, favourite, daughter in a regrettable accident. In their despair and sadness the parents withdraw from regular life and society, and their remaining child, Leila.
    After almost a year of yearning for their attention, Leila runs away, somehow joins a travelling community, and learns to be streetwise as she dodges the authorities and her parents efforts to find her.
    I did wonder how plausible this plotline is, but realised that in reality children go missing in London all the time, and what Leila experienced could be what happens to them.
    The story is cleverly written in English as it might be spoken as a second language by a first generation Iranian, and the parlance of a ten year old searching for her place in the world.
    Throughout the story I never quite knew what the final outcome would be, and was intrigued all the way through.
    I was drawn by the title of this book and enjoyed it as a quiet, fluid, well-written story.

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