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My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
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Nov 17, 08

bookshelves: nobel-prize, turkish, favourites, ottoman-empire, art, istanbul, mystery, historical-fiction
Read in November, 2008

Loved this book, the mixture of historical fiction, murder mystery and love story. I learned a lot about the conflict between the miniature painters who advocated the traditional Islamic style of illustrating and those, who tried to bring forward the Western style. The Frankish mode of painting, particularly of portraiture and also perspective is on of the central points of these debates and discussions. I also loved Pamuk's way to tell his story written from the point of view of multiple characters. It was a great read.
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