Orhan Pamuk
Translated by Maureen Freely
Vintage Books, New York, 2006, English
ISBN: 9781400078653
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Prem Krishnamurthy

The Black Book is a detective story, but it exceeds the genre and becomes many other things as well: a comedy, a caper, a labyrinth, an identity crisis. Each time I read it, I feel that, like the character of Galip, I have been consumed by false leads or, at the very least, the city of Istanbul itself.

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