Friday, January 15, 2016

Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Having problems deciphering the story behind the story.
Christian Caryl can help.
Read his New York Review of Books (click on the link)
Schizophrenic Sufi

Hint Turkish word for snow is Kars.



Our discussion on Snow was enthusiastic.  Many members did not particularly enjoy reading Snow but were glad they did. It is not an easy book to read for there are many layers to the novel: just who is the "I" in the first chapter telling the story, the encyclical historical background, politics of the day, suicide and murder, poetry and symbolic acts, the every intertwining characters and of course the ever falling snow.  Snow delivered a comprehensive read for full discussion.