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I'll go back to it, but it's a little slow and I am not sure what he's getting at here.
A note on the translation - I look forward with delight to every new book of Pamuk's that comes out in English and I have been very satisfied lately.
I tried reading this book, however, the prose was just flat and stilted, and character development nonexistent.
This novel makes one understand what a great writer Orhan Pamuk is.The novel has strong political undercurrents and though written many decades back ,the story is still as relevant... Read morePublished 4 months ago by azra shah
I gave this book a three star rating as much of it was very repetitive and tedious. Each chapter was a character sketch of each person involved related in the first person. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shimon Z. Klein
No narrative tension, no forward movement, repetitive. It was evocative of a society and culture, but painfully slow. Not what I expected from a prize-winner.Published 6 months ago by Fierce Red Pen
I’m starting this review off with a disclaimer. I know nothing about Turkish literature, this novel would probably be the first Turkish novel I have read (if I have read something... Read morePublished 6 months ago by TonyMess
Too sad when great literary work got translated like this one. I hope new translation is soon to be seen on the U.S. market.Published 6 months ago by John64
This author being new to me...It took a while to adjust my mind to the stream of consciousness style that allowed each character to share their angst. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kate
A good introduction to Orhan Pamuk. Reading this book sets a foundation for understanding his future writings. Many lovely and poetic sentences/passages.Published 7 months ago by Lisa Rosenstein
"Silent House" by Orhan Pamuk is one of his earlier novels, originally published in 1983 and has recently been translated into English, in gradual translation of all the author's... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Denis Vukosav