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The Museum of Innocence - Community Reviews back

by Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely
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Theculturecafe rated it 5 years ago
I bought this book after finishing Istanbul Memories of a City as I wanted to continue to stay in Istanbul and learn more about the city. I had just visited Istanbul in February this year and was so mesmerized by it that I wanted to learn more, continue to dig my mind into it. While Istanbul Memorie...
Xalaila's book diary
Xalaila's book diary rated it 6 years ago
A pesar de que una odia al personaje principal, es una historia compleja, donde no hay blancos ni negros sino muchos tonos de grises. Amor, desesperación, sueños, todo enmarcado en la vida cosmopolita de Estambul de mediados del siglo XX. El uso que hace Pamuk del lenguaje es maravilloso (sospecho q...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
nbarman rated it 7 years ago
Okay, I'm going to tell it as it is.  Nobel-winning writer aside, this book is insufferable.  I frankly don't understand the hype, the glowing reviews, attention from the New Yorker - this book is bad.  Really bad.The story revolves around a privileged man in Istanbul who has a short affair with a s...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it 7 years ago
i'm not sure i want to finish this now. i can't stop reading it but it's wreaking havoc w/ my mood. a bit of time out might be needed.
artsy musings of a bibliophile
artsy musings of a bibliophile rated it 8 years ago
Being more than 700 pages longs, it was truly a long, arduous journey for me to read The Museum of Innocence. I liked the book, but there were too many a times when I felt like I couldn't read anymore. It was the love and obsession that Kemal felt which kept me going on. I wanted to know the extent ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 8 years ago
This is one of those books that has the most perfect title. There could be no other title for the book.I haven't read anything by Pamuk before reading this, but I am so going to read everything by him.Earlier this year, I read The Dead of Winter by Lisa Appignanesi. Both Pamuk and Appignanesi seem...
Nitya rated it 9 years ago
I ploughed my way through most of this book. In the middle, it really slowed down. But the last 100 pages sucked me in and made the whole book worth it. I never felt any empathy for the central characters Kemal and Fusun. I thought he was too obsessive - a personality that would fix on anything or a...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 9 years ago
Rating: 2.75* of fiveFive hundred pages of long-face about a pair of star-crossed lovers.They're cousins. Only not really. And it's set in Istanbul in 1975, with excursions to the present.I know more about Istanbul in 1835 than 1975, though the latter is within my own lifespan. (Okay, okay, WELL wit...
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