The Tales of Abu Nuwas

The Tales of Abu Nuwas Abu Nuwas sits in the bazaar telling stories to the passersby he can tempt to pay He relates the adventures of the bored daughter of a rich merchant Setara and her genie Basit as they encounter th

  • Title: The Tales of Abu Nuwas
  • Author: Marva Dasef
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 250
  • Format: ebook
  • Abu Nuwas sits in the bazaar telling stories to the passersby he can tempt to pay He relates the adventures of the bored daughter of a rich merchant, Setara, and her genie, Basit, as they encounter the creatures of legend and folklore a lonely cave demon seeking a home a flying, fire breathing horse who has lost his mate a dragon searching for his family an evil genieAbu Nuwas sits in the bazaar telling stories to the passersby he can tempt to pay He relates the adventures of the bored daughter of a rich merchant, Setara, and her genie, Basit, as they encounter the creatures of legend and folklore a lonely cave demon seeking a home a flying, fire breathing horse who has lost his mate a dragon searching for his family an evil genie hunting for the man who bottled him and a merboy prince cast out of his undersea kingdom.

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    1. Unlike the legendary Queen Scheherazade, market place storyteller, Abu Nuwas, does not have to worry about being executed once a story is finished, but he does have to worry about where his next meal is coming from. Even though he’s not a big eater, it’s nice to have something, and that takes money or some other type of tradable commodity. Abu therefore uses the queen’s trick of breaking off just at a good bit so paying customers will come back to hear the rest of the story. The adventures [...]

    2. A series of tales told Scheherazade-style by an old storyteller in a marketplace recount the adventures of the teenage Setara and the genie who adopts her because he needs a master. Together they have all sorts of adventures, meeting pirates, two benevolent demons (of the water and stone variety), a couple of flying horses, a dragon demon, and finally the world beneath the sea (complete with an oceanic duel with swordfish and octopuses as weapons). Along the way they even meet Vlad the Impaler, [...]

    3. Setara's Genie is a book of individual stories connected by the same characters having exciting adventures. Abu Nuwas sits in the marketplace and tells his stories to any who will pay. His biggest fan is Najda who sits enthralled while he spins the tales of Setara, her genie and their friends. The storyteller makes the problems Setara faces as she grows from adolescent to womanhood as like to Najda's own troubles as possible, although cloaked in fiction. He senses all is not well with the young [...]

    4. When I started reading the Tales of Abu Nuwas by Marva Dasef I was immediatly charmed by the sweet, innocent character of Setara. Setara is a girl on the verge of womanhood, itching to escape the clutches of her over-protective father and explore the world beyond the walls of her home.And what a world it is, filled with bandits, pirates, demons, magic and djinn! Dasef has created an Arabian Nights landscape of bazaars and palaces, caves and stables. A never-was world of magic and adventure. With [...]

    5. Interweaving the high fantasy of A Thousand and One Nights with the gritty reality of poverty, Dasef creates a light adventure that does not lack for depth.Each day, Abu Nuwas sits in the bazaar telling stories to anyone who will give him food or coin. Nadja walks the same bazaar, selling tiny bags of spices. Beginning with a single tale of how Setara found a djinn in exchange for a single bag of spice, their friendship grows.Setara is a rich merchant’s daughter who dreams of a life beyond the [...]

    6. My critique of the critiques of others. One reviewer thought Scheherazade's 1001 Arabian Nights was better.However, the Arabian Nights stories were not written by a fictional princess trying to save her own life. It's a variety of folk tales and fantasies written by many people over a long period of time--like hundreds of years. Various translators have selected which stories to include or not within their particular edition.Comparing my book to one not even written by a real person is clueless [...]

    7. The reviews written for the print book, "Tales of Abu Nuwas," can be applied to this book as well. Read the reviews on at:tinyurl/9kr95nc or here on at:/book/show/10Thank you.

    8. A light read with lots of humor and creativity. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It would also be a great book to read to children reading one story at a time.

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