"If he hadn't been so tired,
if he'd paid a bit more attention
to the snowflakes swirling out of the sky
he might have realized
that he was traveling
straight into a blizzard;
he might have seen at the start
that he was setting out on a journey
that would change his life forever
and chosen to turn back."
Orhan Pamuk, "Snow"
"The Silence of Snow
The Journey to Kars"
21 January 2010
in the 13th District
© by Merisi 2010
The great American writer
John Updike wrote a beautiful review
about Pamuk's "Snow" - here is the link:
A modernist novel of contemporary Turkey
Review by John Updike in The New Yorker