Orhan Pamuk
December 27, 2006 8:55 AM   Subscribe

My Name Is Red is superb, I can't recommend it enough, and I enjoyed Snow (though i've heard the translation is compleletly uninspired, and it shows). I've ended up stalling a little on his other books though - I've got one half read on a shelf I'll probably never quite get round to going back to.
posted by Artw at 9:25 AM on December 27, 2006

Give Snow a chance. It's a looooong, haaard read, but completely worthwhile in the end. If anything, it gives you an insight into the political Islamist state of mind.
posted by John of Michigan at 10:55 AM on December 27, 2006

Thanks for this post semmi and delicious Orhan Pamuk writing. mmm. I loved his My Father's Suitcase, a charming and tender speech. The Pamuk Apartments is a wonderful child's eye view of the mysterious world, especially interesting because it's about the transition between the tail end of the Ottoman Empire and present day Istanbul. It has a sensual, slow pace, dreamy. Very nice.
posted by nickyskye at 7:32 PM on December 27, 2006

That was precise and right (in my dark bedroom). Thank you.
posted by lauranesson at 7:30 AM on December 28, 2006

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