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I tried to read this book twice, and just (rare for me) couldn't make it.
I am very biased, because I love this author, and even though it takes a long while for his work to be translated, it is well worth the time.
Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul is a thoughtful tour through the streets and soul of one of the world's great cities.
Istanbul is a most exotic city; where East meets West. Get a feel for the city as it was and as it is. Pamuk captures the conundrum of this modern, ancient capital. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Lawrence Yaslowitz
It's a totally enjoyable read. I don't know why it spent so much time on the shelf here at home.
Wonderful book gives you an insight of life in a istanbul in the 60thPublished 1 month ago by daniele Pollitz
Somewhat gloomy and depressing - full of melancholy!
I read this before a recent trip to Istanbul and was very disappointed in it. Read more
If you are going to visit Istanbul, this is a must read. I reread for a recent visit.Published 2 months ago by barbara brookes
I visited Istanbul briefly recently without knowing what to expect. I was stunned by its beauty, history and allure. I came home wanting to know more. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David Holmes
TMI means "too much information." In the case of Orhan Pamuk's memoir of growing up in Istanbul let me just warn the reader: this kind of book gathers literary merit by obsessing... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ranger
I know this author has won the nobel prize, but this book just felt like a lot of whining to me. Maybe I'll give one of his other books a try. Read morePublished 3 months ago by K. Spangler