I found this novel captivating initially, but then I found it lost its direction because it was not developing, rather simply repeating the obsessive infatuation (which I initially thought was purer) expressed in the opening pages. I found it quite annoying at times because Kemal just followed Fusun like a puppy for years, I never felt it was love, but a strange obsessive infatuation bordering on creepy. I did not enjoy this book on the whole.
04 May 2012, Jen
The first time I saw the book was at the library of my school (I was 15 at that time) and I always had the need to be reading a book so I saw this book with an interesting picture of a few people in a car with a beautiful background of a city and with the title "The Museum of Innocence"...
05 Aug 2012, Ana Arango
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You may start with the Wikipedia article about Orhan Pamuk to get more information on the writer of this book.
Orhan Pamuk was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006. You may read his Nobel Lecture: My Father's Suitcase
The official site of the writer is located at www.orhanpamuk.net
The official site of “The Museum of Innocence” is located at www.masumiyetmuzesi.com (in Turkish).
Pamuk describes the relation between the novel and the museum as “The museum is not an illustration of the novel and the novel is not an explanation of the museum. They are two representations of one single story perhaps.” in an interview with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
Pamuk is writing a series of articles, discussing the literary, philosophical and personal backgrounds of the novel and his thoughts on other great novels about love. These articles will also be linked here.
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