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This is a good book: not something you have to race to end to find out what happened.
A unusual style and a great multi-level story, as if the dense intricate beautiful tile-work of the Ottomans became literature.
This novel is very unique in that the story is told from the point of view of many characters.
Although Orhan Pamuk is a well known Turkish writer I couldn't finish this book. It just didn't agree with me. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Mara Sterio
A fascinating, passionate story, beautifully written, as always, by Pamuk. Of special interest for artists.Published 10 days ago by Rachel Chodorov
I have never reviewed a novel, I do not know how to do it without making it a spoiler, but I definitely need to try on this one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. Panda
Found it difficult to maintain concentration on characters given the minutiae of the narrative.Published 1 month ago by peter templeton
One of the books everyone must read in their lifetime. A very interesting account of a particular time and place _ part adventure, part thriller, part observation on art and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Avto
I love Istanbul, the Middle East and Turkey...but I could not make my way though this book. I rarely give up, but this was a book chosen by our classic book club that did not fly... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Hassler