I recently had the pleasure of reading Orhan Pamuk’s A Strangeness in My Mind, and I must say that it is a truly remarkable novel. The story follows the life of Mevlut, a street vendor in Istanbul, from his childhood to his old age. Through Mevlut’s journey, we get a glimpse into the lives of the people of Istanbul, and the struggles they face.
The novel is full of vivid characters and descriptions that make it easy to get lost in the story. Pamuk does an excellent job of capturing the sights, sounds, and smells of the city. He also paints a vivid picture of the political and social climate of the time.
The story is full of emotion and drama, as Mevlut’s life is filled with love, loss, and heartache. We also get to witness his growth as a person, as he learns to accept life’s hardships and find joy in the small moments.
Overall, A Strangeness in My Mind is a beautiful and captivating novel. It is an excellent example of Pamuk’s writing style, and it is sure to leave an impression on readers. If you are looking for a book that will take you on an emotional journey, then this is the one for you.