The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk

The Museum of Innocence

Orhan Pamuk

fiction historical romance emotional reflective slow-paced

560 pages | first published 2008

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It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal and Sibel, children of two prominent families, are about to become engaged. But when Kemal encounters F sun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation, he becomes enthralled. And once they violate ...
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Summary of 515 reviews


emotional 80%
reflective 80%
sad 53%
challenging 33%
dark 26%
hopeful 13%
informative 13%
tense 13%


slow 72%
medium 22%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

No: 56% | Yes: 43%

Loveable characters?

No: 86% | It's complicated: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 71% | It's complicated: 14% | Yes: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 21%

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