My Name Is Red

My Name Is Red

Book - 2001
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Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780375406959
0375406956
Branch Call Number: F PAMUK-O
Characteristics: xv, 417 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Göknar, Erdağ M.

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Starlequin
May 19, 2015

I don't put a lot of stock in Prize winning, bestseller lists and the like. I read the books which sound interesting and intriguing to me. For about fifteen years or so I have passed My Name is Red on bookshelves, thinking to myself, "I should read that. It sounds interesting." Then I worried whether the book was all it was cracked up to be or not. Well...It is. Written in the tone of The Arabian Nights or a Medieval epic, My Name is Red is sensitively written, with delicate sentence structure, and memorable perspectives. I HIGHLY recommend it.

RenGrrl May 02, 2011

Very interesting read! An insiders look at at life in the Turkish capital and the politics of art.

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notTom Dec 16, 2010

Nobel Prize-winning Pamuk sets this murder mystery in Istanbul during the height of the Ottoman Empire. A sultan commissions a group of artists to create an illustrated book based on his life. When the body of the lead artist appears at the bottom of a well, the clues to his demise must be found within the paintings themselves. Melded into the “whodunit” nature of this novel is an examination of 16th-century Turkish mores and customs, as well as a study of the role figurative art plays in the Islamic religion.

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Apr 07, 2008

Beauty is the eye discovering in our world what the mind already knows.

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