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    Posted: 25-Jan-2006 at 15:16
Orhan Pamuk's new book.  Has anyone read it?What do you think?
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Are you sure it is new?
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Haven't read it
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  Quote Drunt Ba'adur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Feb-2006 at 08:37
It is not new (year 2001)

The new one is İstanbul: Hatıralar ve Şehir
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It's new in English though reading it you can feel it's old. 
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Great author, Pamuk! A few years ago, I read and thoroughly enjoyed his book entitled 'My Name is Red'.
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Just finished Snow, in English, a little while ago.

It was an amazing book that really spoke to me on two levels: one,  as a student of the Middle East, Islam and religion in general

and two, as a cerebral introvert (I felt empathy for the main character, Ka, who is equally cerebral and introverted, and fairly depressed).

I'd love to hear what Turks have to say about this book. Is it complete fiction, is it a thoughful portrayal of 1990s Turkey... is it great or is it garbage?  What are your opinions ... ?
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  Quote Kilikya Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Mar-2006 at 02:05

 

I am not a Turk but will speak for them.  In fact- havent met a Turk who read Snow, except my wife to whom I passed it along.

While a lot of the juxtopositions are hauntingly accurate-- the suicide girls for example illustrates not only a true phenomena but the herd mentality so common here-- Turkey, as a 'fast moving' country has gone beyond a lot of the police state feeling that is present in Kars.  I would say that the main characters -- Blue, Kadife, the father, the actors, the kemalists, the religious students all represent clear parties in Turkey today.  For example- our university is overrun by these ex-religious school students whose rthetoric matches quite closely the fictional version he creates. But, this stuff is largely invisible at first glance.

 

Sorry, not so coherent, but I  gotta class.

 

 

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