Parviz Ghazi Saeed Books - کتابهای پرویز قاضی سعید

Review of STORIES written by Parviz Ghazi Saeed

On January 2013, I decided to re-read all the books from the beginning to the end for the purpose of reviewing them on this website. Nowadays I read my books in English, French and Spanish and have a fairly large collection of books, in many different topics. PGS's books are no longer for someone of my age, but I am still going to read them all, not only for good old time's sake, but also because I would like to share and push this information to the readers of this website and to the new generation of Iranian teens. I'll post a synopsis of each story, as well as my own personal review, as I go along and finish reading each...So check back again and again to see more book reviews...

Beware! Spoilers in each review!

Story Name Synopsis My Personal Review
Parviz Ghazi Saeed book First person narrative style.
 
The story unfolds in Tehran. The narrator (author) is a single man, a writer who must be quite handsome, as three girls fall in love with him at first sight.
 
The first is Niloufar...the second is her sister Nasrin, and then a nurse called Afsoon. Out of the three, the one he really loves is Niloufar...who ends up reacting very harshly to rejection once she advised the narrator of her pregnancy by him...She is then deceived by some arab men and taken to Kuwait where she finds herself in the harem of a brutal arab sheikh.
 
The story ends tragically...as with many P.G.S. stories...Niloufar finally frees herself from jail and returns to Tehran, only to be killed by her mad sister who ends up in a mental institute...and Afsoon the nurse becomes pregnant as well and ends up divorcing the narrator because she believed that he'd never let go of Niloufar's thoughts and love...so the man is again lonely as he was at the beginning of the story...he chased after three rabbits and lost them all.
 
Parviz Ghazi Saeed ( Said ) Iranian Author of Persian Books پرویز قاضی سعید
 
I liked the book. Once you start reading it you can't putting it down as you always want to know what happens next...there's also a good amount of action in this otherwise dramatic book.
Story: 3/5
Romance: 3/5
Suspense: 3/5
Action: 2/5
Ending: Sad
Length: Medium
Parviz Ghazi Saeed book First person narrative style.
 
The story unfolds in Tehran. The narrator (author) is a single young man who loses the only family member he's got: his mother.
 
Afsaneh, a slightly older woman, takes an interest in him and invites him to live with her. She cares for him, feeds hims, and with all her help and support he is able to find stability and finds a job as a writer for a magazine. Afsaneh had taken the place of his mother.
 
Soon his fate changes, when Afsaneh asks him to become the father of her child. This results in a one time act of love making as they are drunk, and a baby boy arrives to this world. Meanwhile they are not married, and for him she was still occupying his mother's place.
 
He becomes a famous writer and soon after a very beautiful 19 years old girl called Mina, a fan of his writings, falls in love with him. The writer now had to choose between Afshaneh, the mother of his child and a woman who had taken the place of his own mother, or the girl of his dreams with whom he had fallen in love.
 
The story ends as usual...extremely tragical...as both women suicide...and leave him and his son alone in this world...left with a mountain of sorrow and regrets.
 
Parviz Ghazi Saeed ( Said ) Iranian Author of Persian Books پرویز قاضی سعید
 
It's an OK book. Most of the story is captivating and intriguing, although some parts are perdictible.
Story: 3/5
Romance: 3/5
Suspense: 3/5
Action: 1/5
Ending: Sad
Length: Medium
Parviz Ghazi Saeed book Another first person narrative style...although this time it's someone narrating the story to a colleague of his...
 
It's the story of a crazy mad scientist, living in Tehran, who wears a mask when in public (hence double-face)...and is trying to fabricate the secret to staying young at his in-house lab...even though this research is costing the life and blood of many young men and women...
 
Review:
 
It's more of a Sci-Fi and unrealistic story... maybe it was intriguing to youth in 1960s but not nowadays...I'm in general not thrilled by PGS's sci-fi books, although I could understand why he wrote them at the time. It's not a terrible story though. It's an average read and not one of his best...an action-book wanna be...and to its defense it does contains a fair amount of suspense for its size.
Story: 2/5
Romance: 1/5
Suspense: 3/5
Action: 3/5
Ending: Sad
Length: Medium
Parviz Ghazi Saeed book First person narrative style...told by a story writer living in Tehran ...
 
The narrator found out that a stolen Vicent Van Gogh painting had been smuggled into Tehran! He decided to buy it...for reasons not explained...and set out on a quest to find it...soon after he did find it...at an antique shop...but was told that he had to outbid another interested buyer...a beautiful single woman...who was also interested in this painting for unknown reasons...the narrator did win the auction and bought the painting...but he couldn't care less about the latest purchase, for which he had actually paid all his life savings?!? Instead he kept thinking about that mysterious woman and set out to find her...and he did...only to find out the there was a dark side to that woman...She was like an owl!
 
Parviz Ghazi Saeed ( Said ) Iranian Author of Persian Books پرویز قاضی سعید
 
Story leaves more questions in your mind than answers. The main characters all do so many exaggerated actions that make you wonder why...A bit of Sci-Fi in it too...but nothing exciting or elaborate.
Story: 1/5
Romance: 1/5
Suspense: 2/5
Action: 1/5
Ending: Sad
Length: Short
Parviz Ghazi Saeed book From the series of Stevens, the old detective
 
Some biological weapons secrets had been stolen from the US government, and Stevens, the old policeman, architects a plan to find them, by releasing a couple of prisoners involved in this matter.
 
Short and sweet Stevens detective story...nothing more, nothing less.
Story: 2/5
Romance: 1/5
Suspense: 2/5
Action: 2/5
Ending: Happy!
Length: Short
Parviz Ghazi Saeed book Similiar to "the man with two faces", where a reknown scientist living in Tehran, is undertaking illegal experimentations in his home basement's lab. The story tries to mix love, treachery, infidelity and murders along with some sci-fi lab experimentations. But again, it fails to be too interesting, as sci-fi wasn't PGS's thing... Story: 1/5
Romance: 1/5
Suspense: 2/5
Action: 2/5
Ending: Sad
Length: Medium
Parviz Ghazi Saeed book Short and sweet, I liked it actually...it's a story of a very beautiful girl who falls in love with her professor...only to get a rude awakening on their wedding night...that he wasn't able to consume the marriage due to impotency...She asks him to bring other men to her bed...and so he did...but eventually she fell in love with one of them and killed her husband... Story: 2/5
Romance: 2/5
Suspense: 2/5
Action: 1/5
Ending: Sad
Length: Short
Parviz Ghazi Saeed book An outlaw who is constantly on the run from the police and lives in the desert, falls in love with a new whore in town and decides to kidnap her...but one of his friends had also fallen in love with her, so the friend turns on him and becomes a snitch...It's a good, short and amusing read. Story: 2/5
Romance: 2/5
Suspense: 2/5
Action: 2/5
Ending: Sad
Length: Short
Parviz Ghazi Saeed book First person narrative style...the narrator is a book writer from Tehran who gets sucked into a whole world of espionage and counter-espionage, in a post world war II Iran...with Soviet and English and American forces and agents still roaming around Iran. It's a good story, contains lots of action, some light romance, and contains no Sci-Fi; quite the type of story that was PGS' forte...But as usual he finished the story on a super tragic way...what did he have to do that every time?!? Story: 4/5
Romance: 2/5
Suspense: 3/5
Action: 4/5
Ending: Sad
Length: Medium
Parviz Ghazi Saeed book "Soussan" is a teenager living in Tehran...has a fight with her mother after seeing her in bed with a lover...she escapes home...and what follows is a series of horrific stories...involving the usual PGS super-sadistic-super-imaginative unfortunate events. However to my surprise this story actually ended happilly! I wonder if the author was under the influence of alcohol when he wrote this :-) Story: 3/5
Romance: 2/5
Suspense: 2/5
Action: 2/5
Ending: Happy!
Length: Medium
Parviz Ghazi Saeed book First dramatic Parviz Ghazi Saeed book I ever read...at age 9...it's a story most older men can relate to...it's the tale of a handsome middle-age man from Tehran, being tired of his mundane life, his wife and his life...hoping for an adventure...quite spectacularly runs into an attractive young woman who enters into his life like a blade and ruins it all...and by all I mean all...it is a long book...all that can happen to a married man looking for love and lust happens in this book...but in a very surprising way, the book ends rather well...so there's always hope. Story: 4/5
Romance: 3/5
Suspense: 3/5
Action: 2/5
Ending: Happy!
Length: Long
Parviz Ghazi Saeed book This is the very last of the loveson books WHICH I PERSONALLY READ. Amongst the 13 Loveson books, this one stands out from the rest by the fact that the principal special detective charcter is given to Richard Block, the second personality is Samson, and Loveson who had been in prison in China for a whole year, only comes to surface during the last 20 pages of this massive 390 page book. All and all it is a must read for all Loveson fans. This book features literally non-stop action and suspense, and although PGS made lots of obvious exaggerations of all kinds in this story (like all the rest of his books really, but then again these books were aimed at teeneages so PGS is excused!). Story: 3/5
Romance: 1/5
Suspense: 5/5
Action: 5/5
Ending: Happy!
Length: Long