Sunday, April 1, 2012

My Name Is Red - Orhan Pamuk

Another book I got at a substantial discount at Borders last September, this is the first book I have finished for my Around the World Challenge - hooray! Set in Istanbul in the late 1500s, the story that unfolds is told in alternating first-person accounts by various characters and even, sometimes, inanimate objects. I really enjoyed this narrative structure, as it felt like a natural way for the story, which is part murder mystery, part love story, and part a description of how art was viewed by people in this time and place, to unfold. I have another book by the same author as one of my TBR Challenge books, and now I'm looking forward to getting to that sooner rather than later. Recommended.

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