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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old December 19th, 2005, 03:29 Thread Starter
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Orhan Pamuk

I just finished his novel Snow and I must say I liked it a lot. In the beginning it takes an effort to get used to the slow narrative tone of the book, but if you go through with it, you discover a fantastic view on the divided nature (between Western and Islamic culture) of the Turkish soul. Although that last concept certainly is one of Orhan Pamuk's theme he goes much further and uses it as a methaphore for 'la condition humaine'. That might sound pretty unattractive, but believe me Snow is a very smart book with a lot of nuances and on top of that it contains some very funny scenes.

This year the book got the Prix Médicis in France and in Germany, Pamuk received the German book industry's peace prize. Along with the trial Pamuk faces in Turkey, the author has become hot. Time to talk about him in Bonita's Bookshop. Has anybody read something of Pamuk?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old December 19th, 2005, 14:01
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I think this will end up in political forum.


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No it won't because any unfriendly comment will be immediately deleted. It should be possible to discuss such a great author here.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old December 23rd, 2005, 19:00
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orhan pamuk is a great author i agree but he is a small man and if you dont agree with me the only thing i can say is you only see what you want to see...
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I think I like his non-fiction (his memoir about Istanbul, his home city) best. Of his novels, "My name is Red" is my favourite. I find that some of the others, particularly "The Museum of Innocence", drag rather. The tension between traditional Turkish culture and western ways features prominently in all his fiction (or all of the novels by Pamuk that I have read). Perhaps this is a true reflection of life in Turkey, but as a reader I began to find it a little too repetitive; I would like to see him change tack. I feel his heart's in the right place, and he demonstrates a good awareness of the privileges enjoyed and the failings displayed by the class that he hails from (so much so that his mother fell out with him because she felt he had aired too much of the family's dirty linen, apparently).
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