The black book

Pamuk, Orhan

| 1996

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Galip is a lawyer living in Istanbul. His wife, the detective-novel-loving Ruya, has disappeared. Could she have left him for her ex-husband, Celal, a popular newspaper columnist? But Celal, too, seems to have vanished. As Galip investigates, he findshimself assuming the enviable Celal's identity, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even writing his columns. Galip pursues every conceivable clue, but the nature of the mystery keeps changing, and when he receives a death threat, he begins to fear the worst. With its cascade of beguiling stories about Istanbul, The Black Book is a brilliantly unconventional mystery, and a provocative meditation on identity. For Turkish literary readers it is the cherished cult novel in which Orhan Pamuk found his original voice, but it has largely been neglected by English-language readers. Now, in Maureen Freely's beautiful new translation, they,...

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Tobbe Fransson

2016-01-09

Betyg

Inte min typ av bok. Mycket detaljer och det har lagts ett gediget arbete p den men storyn knns inte intressant och huvudpersonens beteende r alltfr osannolikt.

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Evert Nilsson

2013-07-07

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Den r fascinerande och spnnande, beskriver skert Istanbul p ett bra stt, men Istanbul verkar vara ett oerhrt rrig stad och det r boken ocks. Jag fr en lngtan efter ppet hav och friska vindar.

Lene Wissing

2012-03-29

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Jeg elsker Pamuk

Lovisa Hgberg

2009-12-29

Betyg

Det r en fr mig svag 3a. Jag vet inte riktigt vad han vill mig med den, hur intrikat den n m vara. Och s vill jag veta mer - hur, varfr (frsvann de)? Eller r jag fr dum fr att lsa de dolda tecknen, fr att frst den djupare meningen? Kanske hade jag uppskattat den mer om jag i frvg hrt talas om sufismen och hurufismen?