Synopsis: Leonard Durso’s deftly crafted novel “Istanbul Days, Istanbul Nights” is a contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, Romeo & Juliet, — set in Istanbul. With a cast of characters drawn from across the globe, they struggle to find a way through the trials and tribulations of romantic involvement, hindered by their own unique cultural differences.
Critique: An impressively original take on a classic theme, “Istanbul Days, Istanbul Nights” reveals the author’s genuine flair for narrative driven fiction. An inherently fascinating and entertaining read from beginning to end, “Istanbul Days, Istanbul Nights” is an especially recommended addition to community and academic library Literary Fiction collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that “Istanbul Days, Istanbul Nights” is also available in a paperback edition (9781786937872, $14.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $4.51).