Orhan pamuk does have an inferiority complex against Dostoyevsky.
I hate his way of trying to challenge him in his prose. Read more
The Black Book a little bit of a difficult book, for a couple of reasons. I want to mark them out so readers can see the obstacles and not let them get in the way of what is in the... Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by Andrew E. M. Baumann
This book was our latest book group selection. Sounded like it SHOULD have been good, but it was so boring I couldn't finish, and I don't give up easily. Read morePublished on September 23, 2010 by Susan Gustavson
I have read the Maureen Freely translation from 2006 which promised to make Pamuk's early novel less opaque than the original English translation. Read morePublished on March 9, 2010 by C. Prince
I have never felt this relieved and elated to push through the last page of a book in a long time.
This book in my mind is a mini-epic around a very simple story. Read more
Of course, we appreciate Orhan Pamuk's defense of freedom of expression and his viewpoints on the Armenian genocide or the war in Iraq. Read morePublished on December 8, 2009 by Luc REYNAERT
... you like books that are dense, dark, confusing, modernist (post or otherwise), deep, ... you get the picture. Read morePublished on September 12, 2009 by Dick Johnson