Forty Rules of Love
The book “Forty Rules of Love” is structured into five sections, each representing one of the five elements that make up the universe: earth, water, wind, fire, and nothingness. Beginning in the summer of 2008 in America and traveling back and forth between mid-thirteenth century Turkey and twenty-first-century America, each episode begins with the letter “B.”
Despite the oscillation between two storylines separated by centuries and narrated through the voices of several narrators, Elif Shafak’s novel is a fascinating and simple read.
It’s not a single story
- It’s a romantic story in The Forty Rules of Love.
- Make that two love stories, with a modern man-woman romance set against the backdrop of an old tale about the poet Rumi’s relationship with his Sufi mentor, Shams of Tabriz.
What Special About Forty Rules of Love
“Forty is a stunning age for both men and women. “Forty represents the ascension from one level to a higher one and spiritual enlightenment in mystical thought,” Aziz tells Ella.
In many cultures, the number forty has special meaning, whether it alludes to 40 days of grief following a death or the first 40 days after a baby’s birth. Instead of thinking of 40 as a time when you’ll be old, think of it as a time when you’ll be given a fresh start and a new mission in life. The Forty Rules of Love Book PDF is available for the reader which can be downloaded following the link below.