«My name is Red» is in appearance a detective novel... Seen from another perspective, it is ultimately a reflection between the cultures of the West and the East. It's fascinating the way Pamuk builds the plot and describes it. A story told by the characters, starting with the court miniaturist who shows up murdered at the bottom of a well. A lot of voices, including the one of the killer who is only unveiled in the epilogue. At the same time we witness the love between the Black Lord and the beautiful Shekure, whose husband nothing has been known for four years. A lot of painting, a lot of philosophy, a lot of allegory, a great work.