Since a trip to Turkey is not in the cards for me, I opted to read a mystery novel about a Turkish crime-fighting transvestite instead. Turkey is better, for sure.
While the premise of the novel, part of Mehmet Murat Somer’s successful mystery series, makes for voyeuristic entertainment (cross-dressing, r-rated, transsexual trysts), it is not literature. But, oh hell, it’s got cross-dressing, r-rated, transsexual trysts.
It is a perfect read if you want to add a little edge to a beach vacation with small children, where complex plots and intense character development are simply not an option.