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Orhan Pamuk
Birth date: June 07, 1952
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 years ago
I'm mixed about this book. On one hand, I love the political look. On the other hand, I am so tired of books where the female characters are simply seen as symbols by the men in the story.But the politics. That was awesome.
Thewanderingjew rated it 7 years ago
The Red-Haired Woman, Orhan Pamuk, author, John Lee, Katharine McEwan, narrators In Part One of the novel, Cem Celik is 16 years old. Because his father had abandoned his mother, he was forced to seek summer employment so that he could earn enough money to go to cram school before taking the exams f...
Bloodorange rated it 8 years ago
Suffocating prose; monologues in spades; hard to understand without footnotes, which made me care less for the plot; I have a feeling English translation is not too good - at some point, accidentally, I switched from a print copy in English to an e-book in Polish and the change in the ease of readin...
XOX rated it 8 years ago
I should have googled this book before buying. Yes, it is literature. It is the kind of literature that killed off the main character in the first few pages of the book. The rest of the book is the people the dead person knew and kind of explain why he was killed. That's the plot. If yo...
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Julian Meynell's Books rated it 8 years ago
In the end this book was a disappointment. As I began to read, I was intrigued, but I became less and less interested as it goes along. The book is a postmodern novel. It reads a lot like Milan Kundera and is about, love, relationships, politics, and Islam versus the West. It is somewhat dreamli...
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