Review: Istanbul Days, Istanbul Nights
Istanbul Days, Istanbul Nights is a wonderful reimagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with a modern flare to it. The story takes place in an Istanbul university devoted to the performing arts. The story offers a cast of characters from a variety of nationalities. The Montague and Capulet families are replaced by the Turkish Class and the English class. The play being put on it only one aspect of the novel, the rest is the relationships that form between the teachers and the students throughout the school year.
Overall I enjoyed the writing style and the way the story was told, in scenes rather than chapters. But I felt that there were too many characters. It inhibited my ability to really bond with any of the characters and prevented us from getting any depth from them. The story was also a little slower than I typically enjoy. I give the book 3 out of 5 stars.