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My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk Reviews

~~~My Name Is Black~~~
Sep 14, 2012 09:00 PMRead
2006, Nobel Prize Winner Orhan Pamuk's 1998 Turkish novel My Name is Red is a detailed analysis of the world of painters through which the novelist tries to see the world. Like many other nobel-prize winners, Orhan too looks into the society, its politics, religion and social living through whic...Read More

Beautifully written and interesting plot
Dec 15, 2015 10:13 AMRead
White Castle was the first book I got to read from Orhan Pamuk’s rich collection of books. After reading that I was so eager to get all of his book. Then I got this book “My Name is Red”. Which is one of his most famous work. Even though it is a long book, I can’t stop reading it until I complet...Read More

Perspective and density.
Nov 13, 2015 02:02 PMRead (via Mobile)
Early in the novel, a miniaturist named Olive says "Through our colors, paints, art and love, we remember that Allah had commanded us to "See"!". I found myself thinking about that line repeatedly later throughout this wonderful book.First, be warned, this is not a quick read by any means. T...Read More


My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk
My name is Red is a great book
Nov 12, 2015 10:55 PMRead
Orhan Pamuk won nobel prize in 2006 for this book'My Name Is Red'.“The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion . . . open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony.” -a quote from this ...Read More

Truly a noble prize winner
Aug 08, 2012 02:16 PMRead
Awesome book, great story, nice history. I love it the way the suspense builds in and towards the end you are left with a shock. Turkey being me favourite city, I love the way the old turkey was picturized in this book

Bridging East and West
May 08, 2008 01:56 AMRead
The alleged area under discussion of My Name Is Red is the vulnerable Westernisation of Ottoman pictorial art, an offshoot, protected by Sultan Murat III, of the tradition of miniature painting. To mark the thousandth anniversary of the Hegira, which occured in 622A.D, an illustrated book is bei...Read More

My Name is Red - Engaging
Jul 18, 2007 03:05 PMRead
Osho(Rajneesh) once said **Art is canonized and Religion isaestheticized**, thats precisely what *My Name is Red  *is allabout. But here one fails to distingush between remorse and disgust andsometimes, believe me, out of disgust, profound hatred and ugliness, is bornthe most bea...Read More

~ My name is Blood !!! ~
May 27, 2007 06:22 PMRead
Novel **My Name is RedThe Plot (from the book)In Istanbul, in the late 1590s, the Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and his empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, t...Read More

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