This book immediately grabbed me as I read its first pages, and I enjoyed it from beginning to end. It is a story about a young man who falls in love with a beautiful woman but spoils everything. Most of the book is about his regret at what happened and his efforts to regain the love of the woman who he comes to idolize, even creating a private 'museum' of memorabilia associated with her. The only problem I had was (maybe because the book is written in the first person) thinking the protagonist was Orhan Pamuk (the author) and getting confused when Orhan himself appeared in the book as a minor character. I then had to backtrack and re-read a lot of it to correct my misapprehension! But. nevertheless, a wonderful book that I would recommend to anyone who is or has experienced that kind of 'lovesickness' for someone.