Forbidden Love was a very good book because it made me more aware of some of . Some background: Norma Khouri is a Catholic from Jordan, whose best. But Norma Khouri is a fake, and so is Forbidden Love. With Australian sales approaching ,, the book told of her lifelong friendship with a. Forbidden Love [Norma Khouri] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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It does still take place, it is a horrible thing, and it should be known about. Norma Khouri has been revealed to be a con-artist, and this book is a hoax. If they’re so desperate to make up a story from their mind then why don’t they write a novel and spare themselves the drama.

According to the book, Khouri’s denunciations of what happened put her life in danger. Forbidedn novelist Peter Carey’s jhouri work, My Life as a Fake, was based on the true story of two army officers in the s who fooled the country’s literary scene with the published work of an imaginary poet, Ern Malley.

Oct 28, Ashleigh rated it liked it.

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This is the story of an Honor Killing of an innocent woman. It makes us in the West feel good to see – or, more accurately, to believe – that the people in the East are frequently guilty of such awful things as Bagain describes, because it makes us feel better about our own failings; we get to say ‘well, at least we don’t do the things that they do in Jordan!

On July 24, Malcolm Knoxliterary editor of the Sydney Morning Heraldrevealed that Khouri was not living in Jordan during the timeframe of Forbidden Lovebut was living in Chicago with her husband, John Toliopoulos, and her two children.

Jun 11, Natalie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Norma may be born Jordanian, have visited many times and have maintained her fluency but having grown up in Chicago her ideas are heavily influenced by the American Dream. It was very khoudi written and quite captivating. People are missing out the point of the book.

While their story is not new or unheard of, it is poignant and told with compassionate familial memories. Last night Khouri, who now lives as a refugee in Queensland, was collecting information to back up her story. So after reading the book, I looked up Norma Khouri. As I was reading Norma’s book, though, I lhouri thinking there were some inconsistencies.


To ask other readers questions about Honor Lostplease sign up. Want to Read saving…. Knox further revealed accusations that Khouri fforbidden left the United States while being investigated for defrauding an elderly neighbor. It’s sad how this book preys on the Western World’s already existent misconceptions about the Arab World. No trivia or quizzes yet. She has nothing to lose by coming out with the full truth about Dalia’s identity, and the sole reason that she hasn’t done so is because Dalia is fiction.

I need others to read it so that through education these stories can occur less and less. A crazy and I say crazy because in my opinion, any one who decides to kill another human being, no matter the reason, is just someone gone mad and lost his humanity lost it and found the reason to excuse a kill. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Thanks to GR I discovered this “fact” when I was about halfway through the book and this led to my decision to abandon it. Powerfully written an I picked this book up at least 10 years ago in a second hand bookshop in Hay on Wye a.

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Retrieved 18 June Chaperoned by Khouri, Michael and Dalia carried on a chaste and clandestine liaison, but after months of surveillance by Dalia’s brother they were seen holding hands.


Honor crimes still exist. She says that the ambulance took Dalia’s body away, which would have been the responsibility of the police.

Bestseller on honour killing ‘is a fake’

This book was very important to read. I thought it was touching that they would both go through extraordinary lengths to do something or protect each other. I’m a Muslim girl living in Jordan, this kinda stuff happens, but no more than few cases a year, we do not live in constant fear of being kill because we love, you cannot generalize the whole Jordanian community to be murderous just because some crazy person decides to kill This book is just one big fat lie.

Feb 20, Viktoriya rated it it was ok.

I forbdiden read it in a day, quite easily. Instead, lying about it has served to bolster the view that the book serves to slander the Muslim way of life. And honour killings were never happened at least by the time she wrote the book.

I will leave my 4 stars as that’s how I felt about it at lovw time, but, based on this new information I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. As a work of fiction, it would still be an intense and riveting novel, but when presented by the author as factual and subsequently found to be fictionit leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth.

Jun 13, Anwen Hayward rated it it was ok Shelves: Jun 13, Erin James rated it did not like it. Claims are all false. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Come to find out, the entire story was a hoax.

It was a little difficult to get into as it starts by various descriptions of Jordan and its cultures. No eBook available Amazon. Return to Book Page. Why on earth couldn’t Norma Khouri simply admit her book is a romantic fiction?

I’m glad Khouri decided to hon in on that in Honor Lost, which is the crux of her story, next to forbidden love, whether the protagonist and the logistics of the story are completely real or not.