|This is the edition I read and I rather like the cover art.|
The characters will remain imprinted in one's consciousness as archetypes of Love and Betrayal, Jealousy and more. Human foibles are adorably portrayed. Thus, while it's a rather crafted piece, this book has all the ordinary virtues which draw us to reading: memorable characters and events.
Ostensibly a tale about miniaturists, Pahmuk's My Name is Red will open to you a world where not only the history and geography and more of the art is described but where the style also conspires to create the right ambience.
This is a book which gives voice to almost all things in Nature: a dog, a tree and even the Devil himself!
But, above all, a most tender love story!
A book which smiles - there is a rich vein of humour, that sweet mother of compassion!
My Name Is Red is a book you simply must read. A worthwhile book, one which will enrich your world for you and weave for your pains a richness of your inner world.
A book you must absolutely buy!