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My Name Is Red
My Name Is Red | Orhan Pamuk
The Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and the Ottoman Empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. In Istanbul at a time of violent fundamentalism, however, this is a dangerous proposition. Even the illustrious circle of artists are not allowed to know for whom they are working. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their Master has to seek outside help. Did the dead painter fall victim to professional rivalry, romantic jealousy or religious terror? With the Sultan demanding an answer within three days, perhaps the clue lies somewhere in the half-finished pictures . . . From Turkey's winner of the Nobel Prize and author of Istanbul and The Museum of Innocence, this novel is a thrilling murder mystery set amid the splendour of Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is also a stunning meditation on love, artistic devotion and the tensions between East and West.
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If I were to advise them that they could extend this period by drinking coffee, I know quite well that some, because it was Satan speaking, would do the exact opposite and refuse coffee entirely, or worse yet, stand on their heads and try pouring it into their asses.

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myrtillius
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"I am not, in the least, familiar with Death", said the miniaturist.
"We all know Death", said the old man.
"We fear it, but we don't know it."
"Then it falls to you to draw that fear", said the old man.

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McJacob
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A great mystery that encapsulated people‘s list for power and fame through the viewpoint of Arabian culture.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I liked this one! It was difficult but so fascinating 1mo
batsy I loved this one, too. Real brain-twister, in a good way 😁 1mo
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llawela
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Challenging historical fiction set in the Golden Age in the Ottoman Empire. Pamuk hits on the purpose of art, philosophy, the nature of storytelling, parable, women and artists in society, east v west... all with exquisite writing.

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CorLie
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Panpan

Long book, long review.
Glad to be done with it.

#ReadHarder - a book in which an animal or inanimate object is a point-of-view character
#ReadHarder2019

CorLie In order to get through it, I listened to parts on audiobook. The narrator exacerbates all of the problems with the written version. 4mo
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MrBook
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Replenishment for my #Asia Fiction Display 😁! Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

Sic_Corneille I absolutely loved "I am Pilgrim"! Go fo it, it's really good ! I didn't liked "And the mountains echoed", "the kite runner" was far better. 7mo
vivastory I loved My Name is Red 7mo
zuzia I also loved My Name is Red! 7mo
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CorLie
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CorLie
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Not sure it's not true...

#ReadHarder
#ReadHarder2019

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CorLie
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Just started this as my next #ReadHarder book. It's strange and it'll take a while to get my head around it... But in the meantime, there are some very nice turns of phrase

#ReadHarder2019

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Billypar
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#championsofredwine #TimbitTunes @TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen
Enjoying a Cabernet on this Friday evening and gazing at a relevant vintage from my TBR shelf, which I will definitely be uncorking at some point in 2019.
And in music news, The New Pornographers are such a great band: so so many good songs. I'll drink to them! 🍷 (but avoid a *slow descent into alcoholism* 😉).

DivineDiana Wise decision. 😉 Also on my #TBR. One day! 🙂 11mo
Leftcoastzen This is in my TBR stash as well!😃 11mo
batsy "My slow descent / Into alcoholism it went / Something like this" ? Love The New Pornographers! And this book! And wine ? 11mo
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Billypar @DivineDiana @Leftcoastzen It's one I've had on my list for so long but only recently picked up a copy. Hopefully it's worth the wait ☺️🤞 11mo
Billypar @batsy And now I've got MSDIA stuck in my head 🎶😁🎶 One of the many great parts of Litsy is being able to pack so much good stuff into one post! 11mo
Cinfhen Love everything about this post and all the comments too!!! 11mo
Cathythoughts Great picture ♥️👍🏻 11mo
Billypar @Cinfhen @Cathythoughts Thanks ☺️ I do like books+wine+music as a combo. 11mo
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LittleBug
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Mehso-so

This could have been a beautiful story, but it‘s so very impersonal. For me it was an account of ‘this happened and than that happened‘. I‘m still not sure whether the author wanted to ridicule the characters, make us hate then or feel sorry for them. Not a single part of the story touched me, the characters felt unlikable and unstable.
Although I‘ve seen very positive reviews, I wouldn‘t recommend this book to anyone.

julesG Wonderful view! 1y
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LittleBug
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Found a perfect spot to read today🤩 It was a bit chilly, but the view was worth it!

julesG Wow! 1y
maggie_azevedo Beautiful picture! 1y
LittleBug @julesG @maggie_azevedo Thanks!! I can‘t take any credit, it was just such a beautiful day😉 1y
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LittleBug
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#SeptinBooks Day 27: #SetinAnotherCountry

After some distractions I‘m finally getting back to this book. It‘s set in Istanbul, but I haven‘t really gotten to know the city. It‘s seems to have been the logical setting and nothing more...

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LittleBug
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#SeptinBooks Day 18: #HardCopiesvsEBooks

I love them both! Ebooks, cause they don‘t make my bag so heavy and hard copies cause they feel right, smell perfect etc etc😁
Just finished my ebook this morning, so will get back to my paperback now😊

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SaberAA
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A mind boggling journey of mystery, love in the ancient Islamic world of art.
Piqued my interest in learning what Islamic art meant and what the modern world and art lost with its departure.

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LittleBug
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#septinbooks18 Day 6: #CurrentReadThruEmojis
Me, while reading: 😳🧐🤩🤓
The book: 🎨💘📝📜📖🕋🕌👳🏻‍♂️🧕🏼

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Meghagrawal
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My name is red
Emma
Gone Girl
Hunger Games
A pair of blue eyes
@LibrarianRyan #everyletter

LibrarianRyan 😁🤓👍🏻 1y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 1y
Meghagrawal @CoffeeNBooks thank you😁 1y
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LittleBug
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My first book in my first reading challenge🤓 #readingchallenge #MissionBucherwurm

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here. 1y
LittleBug @DebinHawaii Thank you!! I‘m loving it here🤩 1y
Purrfectpages Welcome to Litsy! 1y
LittleBug @Purrfectpages Thanks!! I think I may be little addicted already 🤩 1y
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bookandcat
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Seeking landmark approval (Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey) for #backpackEurope from @JenP and @BookwormM:
The book is set in Istanbul and the character is walking from the Column of Constantine through the markets to the mosques. The character (Black) is naming lots of different sellers across the marketplace. The markets are geographically in the Grand Bazaar, though old names for everything are mentioned rather than our current tourist names.

MayHallak I like! 1y
AAdamson I love this book so much. When I was reading it I couldn‘t wait to get home from work so I could get back into this world. 1y
bookandcat @BookwormM @JenP requesting landmark verification here 1y
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kricheal
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Mehso-so

Found this one just to be ok.

Cinfhen Great cover and nice headphones placement 😉 1y
kricheal @Cinfhen Couldn't resist 😂 1y
HighLadyoftheStacks I had to read this for uni and I think the class setting helped and hindered my enjoyment of it. 1y
Cathythoughts What a cover ! I love the red of the coat ❤️ 1y
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kricheal
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Starting this next on #audible. Has anyone else read this? #currentlylistening

Aimeesue Yep. Interesting book. 2y
Rohiniranu amazing book it is 1y
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SaberAA
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I've certainly enjoyed being literate but I never looked at how painful it could be to not be so. The characters speak directly to the reader, changing often. It's a new, peculiar and a very connective experience I'd say...

Oh and we're still searching for the murderer through his words. 🤘

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Jabeen
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The Alif, ba and djim stories.

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tobypfrench
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Read this if you want to know what C16 Istanbul was like down to the very last detail.

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Parvez
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Currently reading this masterpiece!!!!

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Currey
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I could not finish this in February in time for #readaroundtheworld. #turkey I realized it needs to be read in a flow and not in the little chunks I have while traveling. I am going on to read Deep Rivers and hopefully go back to Pamuk once I am in one place. @batsy speaks so glowingly, I am not going to give up @JenP

batsy Yes, it really helps with the flow to read it in big chunks. Hope your second try goes better 😊 2y
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Tonton
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Jess7 😂 2y
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batsy
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An abundantly-detailed, sumptuous novel; just beautiful ❤️ It is in parts a murder mystery, a love story, a philosophical treatise on art, & a historical novel. Pamuk takes what is now often deemed a controversial topic & transposed it to the Ottoman-era, to explore the relationship between art & creation in a Muslim society vs a European one. Like the miniatures it describes, every narrative detail has its use & beauty. #readaroundtheworld @JenP

batsy The book's depiction of the extensive philosophical engagement with art in the Muslim tradition is eye-opening for the kind of conversations and debates it portrays between artists both secular and religious. Novels like this feel like a gift, for they present a rich, complex world that defies stereotypes. 2y
mabell Great review! And your photo is lovely ❤️ 2y
Readergrrl The comments here have convinced me I must read this book! While I am a secular humanist, I believe deeply in the importance of discourse in understanding the world around us, especially in the myriad philosophies, belief systems, and cultural traditions existing on this planet. This sounds like a great book to explore! 2y
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Dulcinella Great comments. Put it higher on my tbr 2y
LauraBeth I always love your reviews - but they always make me add to my tbr! 2y
ElishaLovesBooks This is a great review and picture!! 2y
rohit-sawant I read your review twice! Thoughtful and so well worded 👏🏼👏🏼 Of course, stacking! 2y
GatheringBooks i have this in my shelves waiting to be read - very pleased to hear of the art-theme; that is our reading theme during the last quarter of the year, so will include this in my stack! :) 2y
Cathythoughts Beautiful pic ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
batsy @Readergrrl Yes, it's a great read if you enjoy that deep exploration. He has a way of seamlessly weaving it into the narrative. 2y
batsy @LauraBeth Thank you! I'm happy to help 😊📚📚 2y
batsy @rohit-sawant So kind of you to say that! Thank you 😊 2y
batsy @GatheringBooks I hope you enjoy it and look forward to your thoughts! The concerns about art are central to the plot and it was just so well done. 2y
Tanisha_A Oh yay! You loved it! High-5 🖐! 😃 2y
Tanisha_A 💙 the review! 2y
GripLitGrl Lovley 📷💗 2y
batsy @Tanisha_A Yes, it was so good! 🖐️Thank you :) 2y
batsy Thanks @GripLitGrl 😊 2y
Smarkies I read this a few years back and loved it. I then bought a few more of his other books ( which are in my TBR piles... 😂😂) 2y
batsy @Smarkies Haha, yes! I'm all, "I'm gonna read all of Pamuk!" That means I'll get around to the next one in a five years ? 2y
Simona What is interesting about his works (well, for me), how he always succeed in the presentation of a very similar topics into the new framework and always in/with such a reach historical background. 2y
batsy @Simona Yes. His depth of knowledge is remarkable! To synthesise all of that into a very fluid, readable novel is really something. 2y
Leftcoastzen I found this at a church sale, love your review,need to move it up the TBR. 2y
batsy @Leftcoastzen Thank you! Would love to know what you think when you get to it! 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Loved this book - it was a dense read. So much to absorb! 2y
batsy @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yes! Every page made me wish I had an entire library at my disposal :) 2y
DeleteAcct Great review! You sold me. 😀 2y
batsy @Rachbb3 Thank you 😊 2y
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous photo and great review! 2y
batsy @rubyslippersreads Thanks so much 😘 2y
Suet624 I‘ve been flirting with this book for awhile. It‘s time to actually read it. 2y
vivastory Stellar review! This book made me fall in love with Pamuk's writing. Have you read anything else by him? I read, & loved, Snow a few months ago. 2y
batsy @vivastory Thank you! This was my first of his and I've heard so many good things about Snow; it's on the list. I have The White Castle and that sounds great, plus it's a novella 😉, it might be my next by him. 2y
batsy @Suet624 Yes! Art in novels is your thing, from what I recall about the Siri Hustvedt novel 😊 Would love to hear your thoughts. 2y
Suet624 @batsy Good memory! I‘ll let you know 😀 2y
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batsy
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"A letter doesn't communicate by words alone. A letter, just like a book, can be read by smelling it, touching it and fondling it. Thereby, intelligent folk will say, 'Go on then, read what the letter tells you!' whereas the dull-witted will say, 'Go on then, read what he's written!' "

So says Esther, a Jewish woman in 16th-century Istanbul, who delivers love #letters for the lovelorn.

#150PnPCoverParty @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

batsy Image is of a letter missive by Suleiman the Magnificent to King Ferdinand I, Istanbul 1530. 2y
vivastory I loved this book 2y
RachelO How are you finding it? 2y
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batsy @vivastory @RachelO I'm really loving it so far, it's so intricate and dense and symbolic. 2y
CrowCAH Wow, that‘s a beautiful illustration and script! 2y
LeahBergen I love this quote (and image)! 2y
8leagueboot That is a lovely thought regarding letters ❤ 2y
Leftcoastzen So lovely, both sentiments and script 2y
batsy @CrowCAH @LeahBergen @8leagueboot @Leftcoastzen The book is filled with lovely little gems like this one 💜 2y
Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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batsy Currently reading this :) So lovely thus far but dense, rich in symbolism... 2y
SusanInTiburon Lovvvve the picture! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful pic!! ❤️ 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Hope you‘ll enjoy the book, I hope to get to it soonish @batsy 2y
Kalalalatja Great photo! 2y
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batsy
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Starting on the #readaroundtheworld February read for Turkey. I must have had this for about 15 years ?

This was on the highest level of one of my triple-parked shelves. I thought I could remove it dexterously without having to remove too many of the books in front. But Clumsy is my name ? As the books in front came toppling towards me, my first thought was "Eff me, if I do die under my books I won't even be able to post about it on Litsy"

readordierachel Glad you made it out alive! 2y
Tamra 😂🤕 2y
shendrix413 😂😂😂😂 when I received my anniversary gift last night, my first thought was of Litsy too. I said, ooooohhhhhhh, my Litsy family is going to love this! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ guess it shows how amazing Litsy is that we think of it first! Glad your books didn't kill you ❤️❤️😂😂 2y
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batsy Haha thank you @shendrix413 and you're right, love this place! Maybe a little too much 😂❤️ 2y
Cinfhen 😂😂😂glad you‘re safe 2y
mabell 😂😂 2y
BookishTrish I read this on my honeymoon 15 years ago! 😍😍😍 2y
batsy @Cinfhen 😂♥️ 2y
GatheringBooks i‘ve also had this for the longest time but decided to read his other novel instead when i went to turkey - 2y
batsy @BookishTrish That's so cool! ❤️ I'm looking forward to it. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Haha! Glad you made it out without a scratch, otherwise you have no one to blame but your ‘shelf ‘ 😉. I have this book somewhere stacked out of sight, I‘m pretty sure. 2y
Dragon Glad you survived the book avalanche! 2y
neilj Reading Orhan Pamuk make's one to visit Constantinople , hmm I mean Istanbul ;) 2y
Tanisha_A That book is so good! Hope you enjoy it! 👏 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂😂 2y
readinginthedark 😂This will totally happen to me someday! And I‘ve thought of that: “If something happens to me, who will tell my Litsy family?” 😆❤️ 2y
mcipher 😂😂😂 2y
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Good one! 😂 When Shelves Attack! 2y
batsy @GatheringBooks That one sounds good! I decided to discipline myself and use the books I have when I can 😆 2y
batsy Thank you @Dragon 😁 2y
batsy @neilj I was lucky to have been once to Istanbul; enchanting, complex, unforgettable place! 2y
batsy @Tanisha_A Yay, happy to hear that you liked it! 2y
batsy @readinginthedark Awww here's hoping we're both safe from our books 😂❤️📚📚📚 2y
rohit-sawant 😂😂 2y
vivastory 😂😂 2y
Suet624 Oh @batsy. Where would we be if you weren‘t on Litsy anymore? This has me going down a rabbit hole thinking about Litsy cyber memorials/funerals. What would they look like? 2y
batsy @Suet624 you're so sweet and also I did not mean to send you down that rabbit hole! But now you've got me thinking... Don't wanna lose any Littens 😢 2y
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saresmoore
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My #litsyhandle seems pretty straightforward, seeing as my name is Sara Moore. But there‘s a story behind it!

My lifelong best pal, Samantha (6 months younger and always about a foot taller than I was) had a bajillion cool nicknames and I was envious. She obligingly created a nickname for me: Sar...rhymes with car... I wasn‘t thrilled.

Middle initial is E & I‘ve been “s‘moore” since I got married, so I just mashed it all together!

LauraBeth You are so adorable 😀 2y
batsy This picture! ❤️❤️ 2y
Chelleo Cool story and cooler photo! 2y
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rohit-sawant Wonderful story and picture! 2y
Kalalalatja Great pic! 2y
LeahBergen Aww! What a great photo. 💕 2y
BookMaven407 💕the picture. 2y
andrew61 Lovely photo. 2y
UwannaPublishme Great photo and story! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Suet624 I can‘t believe I missed this photo. My goodness. What a cutie. 2y
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Kryckett
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My name is Kristen.

My #LitsyHandle (and my handle for just about everything) is @Kryckett because when my younger sister was little she couldn‘t pronounce my first name ... and Kryckett is what she called me instead.

@Chelleo

Chelleo That‘s so cool! 2y
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andrew61
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#NUYear #MyLastDay
The first chapter of this brilliant book is told by a corpse thrown in the bottom of a well as he recounts his last day. The subsequent chapters explore the murder from multiple voices including a coin. This is the cover of my volume but it would take me ages to find it in the piles in the spare bedroom.

Reggie Yep, this sounds like it‘s for me. Lol 2y
Reggie You had me at multiple voices including a coin. 2y
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Bookishreem
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My name is red is one of the few books you‘ll read in life and will leave their mark on you forever

julesG That tiny nutella jar. 😁 wonderful picture! 2y
TheSketchyReader Ooooo pretty! 2y
Bookishreem @julesG @TheSketchyReader thank you 😊♥️ 2y
DivineDiana I was very privileged to hear the author talk this summer and signed my copy of this book. #TBR 2y
Bookishreem @DivineDiana you‘re so lucky! I‘d love to meet this genius man 😭♥️ 2y
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I do love a #storyinastory "350 years ago, when Baghdad fell to the aMongols and was mercilessly plundered on a cold day in the month of Safar, Ibn Shakir was the most renowned and proficient calligrapher and scribe not only of the whole Arab world but of all Islamdom"

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mrozzz
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Not only did I get to hang out with my best friend tonight (not pictured) but I saw the great Orhan Pamuk in conversation at Columbia! I was a tad starstruck. What a smart guy... 🙂

LauraJ That is so cool! 2y
mrozzz @LauraJ yes it was! 😁 2y
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Onioons
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Not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't this!
"I am nothing but a corpse now, a body at the bottom of a well." #OkayImIn

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Reading this while drinking a huge cup of coffee 😝

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izah.ahmad
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Perfect lunch

Libby1 Beautiful photo. ⭐️ 2y
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AceOnRoam
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Orhan Pamuk, Turkish Author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2006 released My Name is Red in 1998. I wish I could read it in Turkish.

Deweys countdown Day28 Red

#30DaysofReadathon
#readathon
#ReadingOnRoam

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Jas16
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Booksnchill Love this cover! 2y
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Abailliekaras
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The narrators of My Name is Red include a corpse, a dog and a tree. The Book Thief is narrated by death.

Two of my all-time favourite books. #unusualnarrators #anditsaugust

vivastory Have you read any other Pamuk? 2y
Abailliekaras @vivastory yes, loved the museum of innocence, Istanbul & Other Colours and also enjoyed snow and the silent house. A strangeness in my mind is next! 2y
vivastory I've only read My Name is Red, but I Loved it. I'm going to read either Snow or Strangeness in My Mind next. 2y
andrew61 Great choice, i was going to mention my name is red which i thought was a brilliant book and id forgotten about the book thief. Snow is also excellent. 2y
Abailliekaras Thanks @andrew61 ! Happy reading @vivastory ! 😊 2y
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batsy
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This one has chapters from the POV of multiple #unusualnarrators of the human, plant life and inanimate object variety. Trees, gold coins, and corpses all #livetotell their tales. To be honest I read this many years ago and then just forgot about it midway and never finished, so this is the only thing I remember about the book 😬 Going to read this again at some point! #AugustGrrrl #AndItsAugust @Cinfhen @RealLifeReading

saresmoore Well, even unfinished, it has now served a higher purpose as the subject for a photo challenge. 🙏 2y
shawnmooney He used to be so popular in Canada for some reason. I heard countless radio interviews with him about this and that novel over the years in the 80s and maybe 90s and I don't think I managed to stay awake to the end of any of those interviews! Needless to say, I have never bothered to pick up one of his books. :-) 2y
batsy @saresmoore Haha! When I think about books I've given away that could have been put to use for Litsy photo challenges 😁 2y
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batsy @shawnmooney LOL! I admit I was bored a bit by the book but I assumed it was because I was an, ahem, immature reader back then 😀 Will give it a try again and report back on snooze factor. Also have several others by him. He was hugely popular here too, you were guaranteed to find his books in the bookshops. 2y
monkeygirlsmama I almost chose this book for the #UnusualNarrator prompt also. 2y
batsy @monkeygirlsmama What did you think of it? 2y
monkeygirlsmama @batsy I haven't actually read it, only heard about it online. The varied narrator aspect sounded intriguing, and yet the storyline synopsis didn't really strike me as something I'd enjoy. 2y
batsy @monkeygirlsmama Yes, I was intrigued by the multiple narrator structure as well. I do like a murder mystery so I'm hoping this one will prove to be somewhat interesting ☺️ 2y
Billypar This is pretty high on my TBR. Pamuk is a tough read though- I only ever read The New Life, and it was not fun most of the way, got much better near the end and I had a better impression of the whole thing after I finished. I had a similar reaction to The Scarlet Letter I think. 2y
Cinfhen This sounds fascinating but all the other comments have me shying away😉 @saresmoore you are a ray of sunshine 🌈☀️ 🌈☀️🌈☀️ 2y
monkeygirlsmama @batsy I too enjoy a good murder mystery, so it may one day end up in my stacks yet. 😉 2y
batsy @Billypar I will keep that in mind. This is the impression I get with his books, that it's likely to be a challenging read. Also feel free to let me know when the mood strikes you to read this, I would enjoy reading along! Litsy buddy reads seem useful in getting me to read the books I want to read but have been avoiding because lazy 😁 2y
Marchpane I read Snow by him and struggled with it. It wasn't a difficult read but I remember thinking I didn't know enough about recent Turkish history/politics to appreciate it. I've always wondered if I'd have had better luck tackling My Name Is Red instead 🤔 2y
batsy @Marchpane Story-wise this seems like a comparatively easier way to ease into his work, perhaps :)️ I saw the reviews for Snow and thought the same, I'm unfamiliar with Turkish politics as well. 2y
Billypar @batsy Sure, l'll let you know if I do plan on reading it. I don't go for the tough ones too often either but I like to every now and then. And if it doesn't go well, always nice to have someone to complain to who can sympathize 😁 2y
batsy @Billypar Yes, that's the truth 😂 2y
andrew61 Brilliant book and a great choice. 2y
LeahBergen I didn't like this one very much. Shhhh! 😬 2y
batsy @andrew61 Thanks, I'm excited to hear you liked the book! 2y
batsy @LeahBergen Haha! I'm super curious about divergent views on this book/Pamuk and really have to give this a try with my proper reading brain on 😁 2y
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My Name Is Red | Orhan Pamuk
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"Colour is the touch of the eye, music to the deaf, a word out of the darkness....
I‘m so fortunate to be red! I‘m fiery. I‘m strong. I know men take notice of me and that I cannot be resisted.
I do not conceal myself: For me, delicacy manifests itself neither in weakness nor in subtlety, but through determination and will. So, I draw attention to myself. I‘m not afraid of other colours, shadows, crowds or even of loneliness."

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My Name Is Red | Orhan Pamuk
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Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.

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