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My Name Is Red

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The Ottoman Sultan has commissioned the best artists in the land to create a book celebrating the glories of his realm: but he wants them to ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.250
pwrnyc

An extraordinary book

by pwrnyc on Jul 7, 2011

Pamuk tells two stories: that of the people in Istanbul at the end of the 15th century; and of their attitudes toward art and religion; so different from that we westerners are familiar with. He writes beautifully, and deeply. The use of many voices gives both altered perceptions and styles and allows ... More

Kenneth Edwin V

Difficult read

by Kenneth Edwin V on Nov 27, 2010

I was curious as to what I could learn from this book by the Turkish author Orhan Pamuk--an cultural insight and there is some of that but the book seems for me to stand still, we learn about calligraphers and miniature artists and their work--but I must confess that I have stopped about 1/5 of the ... More

jchibi

New and Creative

by jchibi on Apr 3, 2007

Each chapter of the book is a different person persepctive. This is something i 've never seen in a book. It push's the story and gives it a creative edge. If you are wondering about Turkey this book has a lot of information that's given in the stroy. The first couple of chapters are hard to get into ... More

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