logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Black Book - Orhan Pamuk
The Black Book
by: (author)
5.00 5
Seven years after their divorce, Ilana breaks the bitter silence with a letter to Alex, a world-renowned authority on fanaticism, begging for help with their rebellious adolescent son, Boaz. One letter leads to another, and so evolves a correspondence between Ilana and Alex, Alex and Michel... show more
Seven years after their divorce, Ilana breaks the bitter silence with a letter to Alex, a world-renowned authority on fanaticism, begging for help with their rebellious adolescent son, Boaz. One letter leads to another, and so evolves a correspondence between Ilana and Alex, Alex and Michel (Ilana’s Moroccan husband), Alex and his Mephistophelean Jerusalem lawyer— a correspondence between mother and father, step-father and stepson, father and son, each pleading his or her own case.   The grasping, lyrical, manipulative, loving Ilana has stirred things up. Now, her former husband and her present husband have become rivals not only for her loyalty but for her son’s as well.
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156003292 (0156003295)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 408
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
kelian
kelian rated it
5.0 El libro negro (Kara Kitap / The Black Book) (Punto de Lectura) (Spanish Edition)
He decidido que la verdad a la que tú llamabas misterio y tras la que nos has hecho correr durante tantos años (habla al columnista Celâl), eso que sabías sin saber y sobre todo que escribías sin comprenderlo, es lo siguiente: ¡en este país nadie puede ser él mismo! En el país de los derrotados y lo...
tricours
tricours rated it
I'd like to give this book 3.5. It's really an interesting book, and a very rich one which could be analyzed to death. But - it didn't grab me, I couldn't not put it down, etc., and some parts of it were a bit tedious. I will remember it though! Also, extra points for the structure of the book!
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
0.0
This is going to the unfinished pile. The writing style is too dense, and I just don't have the patience to plow through it right now. Also, the chapters alternate between the not-so-straightforward narrative and newspaper columns, and after the first such column I just wanted to skip them all.
Other editions (9)
Books by Orhan Pamuk
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?