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Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk
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May 21, 2011

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Pamuk's portrait of Istanbul was a fascinating one, and I think he really captured the melancholy and character of the city. The parts about Istanbul's relationship with the West, and it's image as seen by Westerners, was particularly interesting and satisfied a curiosity I had about it since visiting. This book was also in large part a memoir about the author's childhood and early adulthood, which for me was quite boring since I have no particular interest in his life (or the minute details of any other people's childhoods, for that matter).

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