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Probably the most annoying thing a publisher can do! Feb 22, Ian “Marvin” Graye rated it it was amazing Shelves: Retrieved 21 August Any attempt to unravel the unravellable is bound to frustration.

White Castle (Beyaz Kale)/Orhan Pamuk

The narrator has nightmares about his loss of identity. People can sacrifice themselves to save another human being. The author is the one half of this, remaining nameless throughout, an Italian who was captured and sold to slavery by pirates, finally owned by Hoca a title, no real name behaz him is given, eitheran ‘insufferable genius’ with constantly-changing temper and high opinion of himself; the writer is more like opposite: Are we really so different from one another?

Please enter up to 7 characters for the postcode. From A to B Inevitably I think it is fair to say that what happens at the end is inevitable. T From kwle Turkish writer who has been compared with Borges, Nabokov, and DeLillo comes a dazzling novel that is at once a captivating work of historical fiction pmauk a sinuous treatise on the enigma of identity and the relations between East and West.


Is the Italian slave really taking the place of his “hoja” i. How is it possible you steadily flow into someone else? All this is in the beginning before the actual story itself The book closes with the narrator, now in veyaz seventies, talking about his life after the failure at Edirne. Paperbackpages.


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I’m sure it deserves more than 3 stars cause it’s a unique and one of a kind story but I haven’t enjoyed it that much The ending was vague as were the characters sometimes I thought the character Hoja was mentally disturbed and sometimes I thought he was a genius. Snow was selected as one of the best books of by The New York Times. His novel The New Lifeabout young university students influenced by a mysterious book, was published in Turkey in and became one of the most widely read books in Turkish literature.

The events of this story take place in 17th century Istanbul. But I don’t see The White Castle as a triumph. Are there really things to be found inside ones Are we really so different from one another? An acquaintance tells him that manuscripts such as the one he found could be found throughout the many old, wooden houses of Istanbul, mistaken for ancient Korans, and left venerated and unread.

Beyaz Kale

Add to basket. This review has been hidden because it contains pamhk. Doesn’t post to United States See details. A dreamy, absorbing novel that’s very dense but immensely captivating – on par with the weirdest fiction of Calvino, Borges or Hoffmann. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab.

White Castle (Beyaz Kale)\Orhan Pamuk

We offer great value books on a wide range of subjects and we have grown steadily to become one of the UK’s leading retailers of second-hand books. Helping each other, they finally gain the attention and trust of the beyxz sultan we follow the story from sultan’s late childhood on, to youth, to manhoodthrough stories, interesting books, guessing the future cleverly, and finally by a promise for a great weapon for battle.


That year saw the production of a film Hidden Face, whose script by Pamuk was based on a one-page story apmuk The Black Book. See all worldofbooks08 has no other items for sale. It’s good but nothing more.

When the narrator first meets Hoja, Hoja looks as he did, or at least believes he looked, having not seen his reflection in some time. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. He pamul accepted that travelers that he sees are not coming to see him.

Processed by PayPal Get more time to pay. Are they more real than things found outside? If I knew who you were, where you come from and what you thought of while eating lunch with your kkale on an idle summer day of your youth?

Jun 14, Helmisade rated it really liked it Shelves: The preface ends with Faruk noting that the publisher chose the title of the book, and a remark on the nature of modern readers will try to connect the dedication to his sister to the tale that follows. What is identity at all? Then I felt that I should start over and read it again, because I was sure I missed something.

The narrator learns from a distance that the weapon has not only failed, but that the Poles orhab they were attacking have ppamuk reinforcements from HungaryAustria and the Cossacks.