Just off the A516
Teams: Spurs, Derby, Burton Albion, Besiktas
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).
F****t saved by goal difference.
Last edited by ridge; December 9th, 2016 at 18:00.