"My Name is Red" by Orhan Pamuk

  • May 31, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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"At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers.



The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed. The ruling elite therefore mustn’t know the full scope or nature of the project, and panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears. The only clue to the mystery–or crime? –lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex and power."   (goodreads)


Orhan Pamuk is 2006 Nobel laureate in literature. 

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  • Hung

    I am travelling, so couldn't attend this one and will miss the next one, too. Hope you guys had a great time.

    June 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still coming but will be a bit late

    May 31, 2014

  • Ana Paula C.

    Sorry I will not be able to meet this month. I try to catch up you for next meeting. Thanks

    May 28, 2014

  • Rowena

    It become an interesting read only until I reached around page 300!

    May 21, 2014

  • Ana Paula C.

    Hi, I am new here even in Meetup, I hope I can catch up this book with you. Thanks for this opportunity.

    May 12, 2014

  • Stephanie Dodson B.

    Just realized this is an hour before my race starts. I will not be able to make it this month, but I am excited to read it anyways!

    May 9, 2014

  • Rowena

    You can get this book from Kinokuniya Bookweb or NOQ online (Times publishing) in Singapore.

    April 18, 2014

  • Caitlyn

    one of my fav book! Will definitely attend. Looking forward to see everyone!

    April 2, 2014

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