by Orhan Pamuk | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by Neesy of Brisbane, Queensland Australia on 1/4/2005
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Neesy from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, January 4, 2005
Yet to read. Hopefully I'll find a Turkish copy to read as well ;)

Journal Entry 2 by Neesy from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, October 4, 2005
I just finished Orhan Pamuk's Snow. It was amazing. Well, it took me quite some time to read for various reasons:
a) it is a hard book to read
b) I carried it all around Turkey and then worried that someone might be annoyed I was reading it
c) it's a heavy book!

I was a hard read and I freaked that a character had the same name as me (it would of course be the one described as the most beautiful). I was constantly worried that she would commit a terrible crime or be wounded!
Orhan's exploration of politics in Turkey is much like the debates within the country although he writes with such a poetic style that I'm left wondering if there would be more or different meanings in Turkish. I plan to read it again, but in Turkish.

I've heard through my family that his painting style is much better than his writing style but I loved this book.

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Journal Entry 3 by Flinx73 from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Friday, March 3, 2006
I actually finished this a month or two ago... naughty. I mainly picked it up in the first place to thumb my nose at Neesy who took forever to read it (and carried it during our trip to Turkey, not really making any dent in it).

A frustrating read. The writing style was a bit erratic and the main characters' musings on the world were inconsistent and at times, incoherent. It could very well simply be that it didn't translate well into English from the original Turkish. It was neat for me to understand the Turkish terms in the book as I learnt a bit before our trip.
As an interesting side note (well hopefully interesting anyway)... Orhan Pamuk is currently on trial in Turkey for mentioning the Armenian disappearances after WW1. Hmm, free speech.

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