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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.
A murder mystery infused with a scandalous love story set in 16th century Istanbul; the only clues lie in the paintings and professed "style", or lack there-of, of the... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Jason Watkins
I just couldn't get into it, didn't relate to the characters, found the skipping from viewpoint to viewpoint disconcerting.Published 1 month ago by prea
One of my all time favorite books and I believe Pamuk's best novel so far. I struggle to get through his other works but to me this one was far easier and I felt so immersed in the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gia
boring. I just had the feeling the book wasn't going anywhere and didn't have the insights into life and scenes of Istanbul which I'd like to hear aboutPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is a hard book to read as it bounces from the insight of one character to another. I would read with a character analysis within the book (if that is available) or create your... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Romeyn C. Smith
Hard to get through. Finished because I am stubborn. Couldn't relate to characters. Tells you something when protagonist is talking to murderer and I didn't care if lsurvived.Published 3 months ago by Brian Reckers