While the writing in one of Pamuk’s most well known translated works (originally written in Turkish) isn’t as experimental as Danielewski’s “House of Leaves” or Palahniuk’s “Fight Club,” “My Name is Red” is a thoroughly engrossing novel that forces the reader to think and analyze what is written rather than simply reading i
I don’t think it should matter if your first, middle or last name is offensive to anyone. We all have the same freedom of speech to name our kids whatever we want. Michael Jackson named his son Blanket, Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple, and no one batted an eye. Who cares if people associate your children’s names with a ruthless dictator or some other negative political movement. Our president’s middle name is Hussein for Pete’s sake.