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My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
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Jun 19, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: nobel-prize, turkish, favourites, ottoman-empire, art, istanbul, mystery, historical-fiction

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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Reading Progress

June 19, 2008 – Shelved
October 13, 2008 – Shelved as: nobel-prize
October 13, 2008 – Shelved as: turkish
October 22, 2008 –
page 39
9.35%
October 24, 2008 –
page 50
11.99%
October 26, 2008 –
page 102
24.46%
October 27, 2008 –
page 170
40.77%
October 28, 2008 –
page 180
43.17%
October 29, 2008 –
page 190
45.56%
October 31, 2008 –
page 230
55.16%
Started Reading
November 1, 2008 – Finished Reading
November 3, 2008 –
page 364
87.29%
November 4, 2008 –
page 374
89.69%
November 5, 2008 –
page 420
100%
November 5, 2008 –
page 460
100%
November 17, 2008 – Shelved as: favourites
November 18, 2008 – Shelved as: ottoman-empire
November 18, 2008 – Shelved as: art
November 18, 2008 – Shelved as: istanbul
December 27, 2008 – Shelved as: mystery
October 7, 2009 – Shelved as: historical-fiction

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