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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.
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 5 days 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 8 days 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 17 days 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 1 month ago by Brian Reckers
Arguably the best novel of Orhan Pamuk. Set in Istanbul during the height of Ottoman power, this novel is a tribute to the art of painting as well as a fascinating murder mystery... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gulgasht