My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk

My Name Is Red

Orhan Pamuk with Erdağ M. Göknar (Translator)

fiction historical literary mystery mysterious reflective slow-paced

417 pages | first published 1998

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From one of the most important and acclaimed writers at work today, a thrilling new novel—part murder mystery, part love story—set amid the perils of religious repression in sixteenth-century Istanbul.When the Sultan commissions a great book to ce...
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Summary of 1177 reviews

Moods

mysterious 79%
challenging 59%
reflective 55%
dark 35%
informative 35%
tense 27%
adventurous 22%
emotional 12%
sad 11%
funny 3%
hopeful 3%
relaxing 3%

Pace

slow 66%
medium 31%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 23% | Plot: 21%

Strong character development?

No: 48% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 23% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 51% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 10% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 8% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

3.65

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