I've tried reading his novel, Snow, and could not finish.
I have not had much luck with My Name is Red either. Even though it was a book club selection, I gave up after 33 pages.
The premise is interesting: a book with images is to be made for royalty. However, in Islam, illustrations of people are considered sinful.
There are many narrators in the novel, but my problem is that they all have the same voice. I kept getting confused of who was talking and gave up. It's too hot for me to concentrate.
I might try again in a few years, when I am older.I might need more patience.
If you finished this novel, let me know.