A troll on the Bosphorus is not the pleasure a stroll along the Bosphorus must be. What you get in Orhan Pamuk’s The Museum of Innocence is a dreary, repetitious story about an unbelievable character who is never worth the effort. He is neither good or bad, interesting or offensive because there is nothing there to engage the reader.
The style of writing is stilted and will influence a writer only as a negative example. Turkey and the Noble Committee can keep him. You can save the $16.92 amazon.com would have charged you. Charles Marlin