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~Epub ☨ Monsieur Ibrahim and The Flowers of the Qur'an ⚐ Internationally acclaimed play of cross cultural friendshipParis in the s Thirteen year old Moses lives in the shadow of his less than loving father When he s caught stealing from wise old shopkeeper Monsieur Ibrahim, he discovers an unlikely friend and a whole new world Together they embark on a journey that takes them from the streets of Paris to the whirling dervishes of the Golden CrescentThis delightful, moving play has already been a huge hit in Paris and New York Performed in thirteen countries and published in twelve languages, it is also an award winning film starring Omar SharifMonsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur an received its UK premiere at the Bush Theatre onJanuary Balancing the Load he discovers an unlikely friend and a whole new world Together they embark on a journey that takes them from the streets of Paris to the whirling dervishes of the Golden CrescentThis delightful Most Likely To... moving play has already been a huge hit in Paris and New York Performed in thirteen countries and published in twelve languages Blind (Lorelei Bluffs Book 3) it is also an award winning film starring Omar SharifMonsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur an received its UK premiere at the Bush Theatre onJanuary A charming story about forgiveness, love, humanity, religion without boundaries and at the same time, sad and funny. Translated into English as I thought that Eric Emmanuel Schmitt is like Frech Paul Coelho But he suprised me that his books aren t so full of cheap spirituality I loved Mister Ibrahim and flowers of Koran No matter what religion we confess if we get to know each other better, there can be friendship and love in propitious conditions. This is one perfect example that sometimes, I don t have to find books Books find me I didn t know what to do with my bonus last time so I was scavenging Booksale for some good reads I found this cheap book 60 pesos containing two books by Eric Emmanuel Schmitt The cover is from the movie based on the book and there s a picture of a handsome kid who played the main character which attracted me somehow I bought it and began reading the first book Monsiuer Ibrahim and the Flowers of t This is one perfect example that sometimes, I don t have to find books Books find me I didn t know what to do with my bonus last time so I was scavenging Booksale for some good reads I found this cheap book 60 pesos containing two books by Eric Emmanuel Schmitt The cover is from the movie based on the book and there s a picture of a handsome kid who played the main character which attracted me somehow I bought it and began reading the first book Monsiuer Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran.Trust me, I was in my uncle s wedding and I wasn t paying attention I was reading the book and I couldn t stop And too bad it s only 52 pages But damn, it s 52 pages of life and wisdom and everything that I thirst for I finished the book after we ate at the reception.The book tells the story of a boy named Moses who is hungry for love He s a typical disturbed kid living in 1960s Paris with his father not paying him much attention So he tries to seek love from the whores and did petty crimes like shoplifting from the known Arab in the neighborhood, Monsieur Ibrahim.Circumstances led to an unusual friendship between Moses and Monsieur Ibrahim Moses, or Momo, learned much from the old man who bases his outlook in life from his Koran The good parts of the book were the conversations of the two which I found very intellectual, philosophical, enlightening Momo learns that there sto life than whores and shoplifting Momo learns that we don t smile because we re happy but rather we are happy because we smile Momo learns to respect other religion, to value the love he has for others, and to protect his pair of feet over his shoes.Eventually, Momo s father dies in the climax of the story Momo s long lost mother appears and gawd, there conversations crushed my heart In the end, Monsieur Ibrahim adopts Momo and together they travel across Europe into Asia where Monsieur Ibrahim was born.I honestly can t believe how Schmitt did it, writing a story so short but so complete, so detailed, so complex My reading experience reminded me of reading The Alchemist and the books of Mitch Albom I heart Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran is so optimistic and life affirming, a beautiful and warm story.Growing up with a distant father, the young protagonist gradually befriends an elderly shopkeeper, Monsieur Ibrahim, who offers him love, tenderness and wisdom There is a lightness and charm to the story that helps balance out the consuming and serious topics of loneliness, love, friendship, trust etc This story is so short and full of events that any sort of commenting on the detail Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran is so optimistic and life affirming, a beautiful and warm story.Growing up with a distant father, the young protagonist gradually befriends an elderly shopkeeper, Monsieur Ibrahim, who offers him love, tenderness and wisdom There is a lightness and charm to the story that helps balance out the consuming and serious topics of loneliness, love, friendship, trust etc This story is so short and full of events that any sort of commenting on the details would probably be revealing too much Everything is held together by the wonderful character of the gentle and charismatic Monsieur Ibrahim, who still is witty enough and mischievous enough to appear human and not too perfect At the same time, some less realistic elements of the account give him a striking spiritual purpose in the protagonist s life The portrayal is strong enough to sustain this lesson of life without turning the book into self help or fortune cookie literature On that terrain it is flawless.A distinctive aspect of the story is religion Monsieur Ibrahim is Muslim, the boy Momo Jewish and on that level the title character resembles Lessing s Nathan with his open and understanding attitude There is even a far fetched parallel to the Ring Parable at least that it what it reminded me of I altogether appreciate the gentle and sympathetic yet cool headed and reasonable take on religion.This story left me with a feeling that all is good and all is the way it should be even loss , it has so much harmony and tranquillity to offer A short story, written in a relaxed funny way, about human kindness, which overrides any mistakes and religious impediments.It takes one hour, tops, to read it A short story, written in a relaxed funny way, about human kindness, which overrides any mistakes and religious impediments.It takes one hour, tops, to read it So cute The Art of SmilingWhat a beautiful love story involving a jewish teenager and a middle aged musslim And at this very moment after this startling beginning, I feel safer to pause for a short break, long enough to avoid that menacing wave of negative thoughts that I feel coming my way A love story between a middle aged guy and a teen What does she mean Gosh What a pervert In my defense, I feel obliged to say, that I m by all means no pervert, and I intend to prove it, in the n The Art of SmilingWhat a beautiful love story involving a jewish teenager and a middle aged musslim And at this very moment after this startling beginning, I feel safer to pause for a short break, long enough to avoid that menacing wave of negative thoughts that I feel coming my way A love story between a middle aged guy and a teen What does she mean Gosh What a pervert In my defense, I feel obliged to say, that I m by all means no pervert, and I intend to prove it, in the next lines of this review As we all know, love is a feeling that expresses itself in a wide variety One of its forms, is the love between father and son, and that s the one I surely mean Moses, a young jewish boy, whose mother was not around and whose real father didn t know much about affection, needed someone to love him and guide him along his life path Or, to put it clear and simple, he needed a parent substitute.Since whenever something is truly needed, life itself finds a way to provide it, our Moses got a male parent in the person of Ibrahim a quite peculiar grocer, who found great joy in the flowers of Quran In simple words, Ibrahim was using the gem of religion, to embellish life This musslim grocer, was standing for Moses unaffectionate father he was his tutor and his master, and among other things, he taught him the art of smilingThis book is passing a quite positive message in here, we find religion as a source of harmony, instead of segregation.After all, one of religion s purposes is to guide us into better beings, though in our era, it s something mostly forgotten.In this story, the author recovers the core of religion, and somehow, he shows us how to use it as a contribution to a better worldI m not religious but that s ok with me It s a brilliant idea you got there, Mr Schmitt You have my 100 per cent support That s one of the shortest novels I have ever read It looks like a joke to put the word novel on the cover, really.It was a re read, I remembered some stuff, but not so much, I know I saw the movie as well back in 2007.While I do not loooove this particular book, I also didn t hate it What disturbs me most is the superficial impression I got, I am sure this happened on my first lecture as well The story is sort of nice, but to me it kind of feels like it is directly the scenario for a fil That s one of the shortest novels I have ever read It looks like a joke to put the word novel on the cover, really.It was a re read, I remembered some stuff, but not so much, I know I saw the movie as well back in 2007.While I do not loooove this particular book, I also didn t hate it What disturbs me most is the superficial impression I got, I am sure this happened on my first lecture as well The story is sort of nice, but to me it kind of feels like it is directly the scenario for a film And yes, Paulo Coelho flashbacks, ouch Do I think ric Emmanuel Schmitt is beyond overrated as a writer I most certainly do Don t even get me started on that Oscar and the lady in pink, please