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Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk
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(B+) 79% | Good
Notes: An effective, inviting blend of history and memoir. Though the word “melancholy” is overused to the point of cliché.
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Reading Progress

March 11, 2009 – Started Reading
March 15, 2009 – Finished Reading
August 1, 2013 – Shelved
March 24, 2015 – Shelved as: format-nonfiction
March 24, 2015 – Shelved as: author-middle-eastern
March 24, 2015 – Shelved as: format-translated
March 25, 2015 – Shelved as: 300-399-pp
March 26, 2015 – Shelved as: genre-memoir
March 26, 2015 – Shelved as: genre-history
March 27, 2015 – Shelved as: era-cold-war
November 24, 2015 – Shelved as: subject-local-history
September 15, 2016 – Shelved as: read-in-2009

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message 1: by Kat (new)

Kat Nice review, Jayson!


Jayson Thanks a lot, kat!


message 3: by sally♡ (new)

sally♡ Nice review! But how is a 79% a B+? Where I live it's a C haha


message 4: by Alice (new)

Alice Cai ^I always wondered about your rating system.


message 5: by Jayson (last edited Jun 17, 2018 09:03PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jayson Shortcake wrote: "Nice review! But how is a 79% a B+? Where I live it's a C haha"

Alice wrote: "^I always wondered about your rating system."

Hey Sally and Alice! This is a question I get a lot, thanks for asking. The simple answer it it's Canadian. Like everywhere, there's slight regional variations, but what I use is pretty standard in universities across the country. Hope that answers your question :)


message 6: by Kat (new)

Kat Valentine Great review Jayson!💖👍💗


Jayson Kat wrote: "Great review Jayson!💖👍💗"

Thank you very much, Kat!


message 8: by Karolina (new) - added it

Karolina Baudelaire One of my dreams is book about Varanasi, but Istanbul is OK, too. :)



Jayson Karolina wrote: "One of my dreams is book about Varanasi, but Istanbul is OK, too. :)
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Lovely to hear that, Karolina! A similar book to this about Varanasi is entirely possible, and I hope it finds its way to you one day :)


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