[Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov


Смерть постороннего

Смерть постороннего Review Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub Review ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Andrey Kurkov Andrey Kurkov ´ 9 Summary ?nd „subiecţii“ cad rãpuşi dupã publicarea lor Premeditare Complot mafiot Intrigi politice Singura scãpare din cursa cinicã ce pare sã i fi fost întinsã scriitoraşului nostru benign iubitor doar de muze şi pinguini pare sã fie Antarctida Dar cine va reuşi sã se salveze El sau Mişa Cãci în avionul spre Polul Sud nu existã decât un singur loc disponib. Death and the Penguin is one of those books which shouldn t work but somehow it does It s a novel which address serious themes of death loneliness and the casually oppressive nature of post Soviet society in Ukraine and yet it does so with humour And a penguinThe story of Viktor a struggling writer who gets a job writing obituaries for people while they are alive who then strangely start dying off is enjoyable and written in such a way that it seems perfectly logical rather than as unbelieveable as it should Andrey Kurkov s deadpan narrative style works perfectly in this book It is impossible not to laugh at the very serious way in which Viktor takes his penguin to go swimming in the frozen river but wraps him up in a towel when he emerges so that he doesn t get cold Eually amusing is the thought of someone going into hiding and taking a penguin not exactly inconspicuous with him In a novel in which most relationships are simply based on the characters wanting something out of each other for their own personal benefit the peculiar bond between Viktor and Misha the penguin stands out and is oddly touching I expected the penguin to be responsible for a lot of the humour in the book but not for the emotion as well

Review ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Andrey Kurkov

Смерть постороннего Review Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub Review ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Andrey Kurkov Andrey Kurkov ´ 9 Summary ?ist în mometul în care Viktor semneazã un contract cu o gazetã localã de mare tiraj şi începe sã exceleze „în cel mai scurt dintre genurile scurte“ scrierea de necrologuri Acestea însã dedicate VIP urilor societãţii ucrainiene încã în viaţã şi puse iniţial la pãstrare într o cartotecã încep sã acţioneze ca veritabile sentinţe la moarte c?. Don t get me wrong I love penguins I think they re awesome and secretly I think I d like one as a pet one day But when this book was recommended for my book club I was a bit wary really A story about a guy and his penguin Sigh I don t read satires very well normally so I expected this to be one of those sorts of situations where I missed all the humor However I do do surrealism pretty well and I also do Eastern European literature exceptionally well Okay so penguins surrealism and Eastern European Take that satireThis is a pretty strange little mystery novel all the while feeling actually sort of normal throughout I don t want to discuss the story itself for fear of spoiling anything this is a book that is best read going into it without knowing much about it I think It s fun that way watching the story unravel and getting to know Viktor and his pet penguin MishaKurkov wrote a seuel to this Penguin Lost which I can see myself going on to readETA After some reflection I ve decided that surrealist isn t the appropriate word for this book Absurd would fit the bill nicely The story is absurd in the best possible way

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Смерть постороннего Review Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub Review ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Andrey Kurkov Andrey Kurkov ´ 9 Summary Viktor Zolotariov un scriitoraş dezabuzat iubitor al genului scurt îşi împarte existenţa anostã şi apartamentul sordid dintr un cenuşiu bloc comunist cu singurul sãu camarad pinguinul Mişa salvat cu vreme în urmã de spectrul inaniţiei dintr o grãdinã zoologicã dar suferind iremediabil de depresieCurând însã viaţa celor doi intrã într un carusel poli?. 35 starsThere s a reason why satire isn t among the most popular literary genres It has to be extremely well written and you need to be open to that type of humor for it to work But if you do like that sort of thing and if the author is someone you can trust to be funny without being too offensive you re probably in for a great reading experience When the Kiev zoo suffers yet another budget cut they start looking for people willing to take zoo animals as pets Viktor being a solitary and somewhat eccentric writer chooses to adopt a penguin named Misha Together he and Misha move into a small apartment where they spend the next year struggling to make ends meet Viktor occasionally sells a story to the newspaper but there are months when they barely scrape by So when the newspaper editor offers Viktor a strange but intriguing and well paid job he is uick to accept What the editor needs is someone to write obituaries in advance seeing as he was caught unprepared on than one occasion When someone famous dies the newspaper needs to have a touching obituary ready for print It is now Viktor s job to make a list of the most influential people gather information about their lives write an obituary and sign it with a vague A group of friends What we re after is a gifted obituarist master of the succinct Snappy pithy way out stuff s the idea You with me He looked hopefully at Viktor Sit in an office you mean and wait for deaths Viktor asked warily as if fearing to hear as much confirmed No of course not Far interesting and responsible than that What you d have to do is create from scratch an index of obelisk jobs as we call obituaries to include deputies and gangsters down to the cultural scene that sort of person while they re still alive His job may not be something to write home about but Viktor soon discovers that he excels at it He is so good in fact that he starts getting reuests from other clients as well His only problem is that his works are not getting published since no one has actually died But that is something a friend and client of his Misha non penguin might be willing to fix even without Viktor s knowledgeWhat could be the favorite pastime of a bored writer and his pet penguin with a depressive syndrome That s easy ice fishing This entire novel is an orgy of absurdity Nothing in it makes any sense at all The only thing that makes sense is how much I enjoyed reading it and how much I m looking forward to reading Penguin Lost

  • Paperback
  • 248
  • Смерть постороннего
  • Andrey Kurkov
  • Romanian
  • 14 November 2020
  • 9789736692093

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  1. says: [Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov

    [Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov Review ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Andrey Kurkov Death and the Penguin is a sweet and strange little book It won't admit it is sweet Don't call me sweet I'm so sad Can't you see that I'm sad? It might say I'm not sure how to review it without sounding like a weirdo I liked it a lot and almost loved it It was almost warm and it almost made me happy I almost belonged there It is

  2. says: [Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov Review ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Andrey Kurkov

    Review ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Andrey Kurkov Andrey Kurkov ´ 9 Summary Summary Смерть постороннего 35 starsThere's a reason why satire isn't among the most popular literary genres It has to be extremely well written and you need to be open to that type of humor for it to work But if you do like that sort of thing and if the author is someone you can trust to be funny without being too offensive you’re probably in for a great reading experience When the Kiev zoo suffers yet another budget cut they start looking for p

  3. says: Review ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Andrey Kurkov Andrey Kurkov ´ 9 Summary Summary Смерть постороннего

    [Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov anhedonia noun ˌan ˌhē ˈdō nē ə nyən inability to experience pleasure in normally pleasurable actsThere are characters who live and breathe and make even a crappy novel a wonderful experience And then there are some you just want to slap Meet Viktor He takes pleasure in wellnothing He has sex mainly because it's offered not because he desires it feels no emotion for the woman in his bed and is completely unmoved by the c

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    [Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov Andrey Kurkov ´ 9 Summary Review ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Andrey Kurkov 35 starsA bizarre and troublesome novelThe plot is pure fantasy but it is this sense of the ridiculous that makes the deta

  5. says: [Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov

    [Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov Ukrainian satire isn't something I'd typically read but it's good to broaden one's horizons I think that this book must resonate with those who lived in the post Soviet world although the loneliness relieved only by a buddy named Sergey and a large depressed penguin named Misha was really well written The humor was witty and dark the story uirky and you had to enjoy architecture called Stalin baroue Our hero is a depres

  6. says: Review ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Andrey Kurkov Andrey Kurkov ´ 9 Summary Summary Смерть постороннего

    Summary Смерть постороннего [Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov Don't get me wrong I love penguins I think they're awesome and secretly I think I'd like one as a pet one day But when this book was recommended for my book club I was a bit wary really? A story about a guy and his penguin? Sigh I d

  7. says: [Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov

    [Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov I read 'Death and the Penguin' by Andrey Kurkov for my book group and came to it knowing nothing about it I really enjoyed the story of Viktor Zolotaryov a frustrated writer whose short stories are too short and uneventful to be published Whe

  8. says: Summary Смерть постороннего Andrey Kurkov ´ 9 Summary Review ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Andrey Kurkov

    [Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov Another slim book or less a crime novel this is a translation of a Ukrainian book The main character who has adopted a penguin from the local zoo gets a job writing obituaries then learns that he is writing obituaries for people who

  9. says: [Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov

    Andrey Kurkov ´ 9 Summary Review ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Andrey Kurkov Summary Смерть постороннего 'Death and the Penguin' is one of those books which shouldn't work but somehow it does It's a novel which address serious themes of death loneliness and the casually oppressive nature of post Soviet society in Ukraine and yet it does so with hu

  10. says: [Смерть постороннего] E–pub ✓ Andrey Kurkov

    Review ¹ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Andrey Kurkov Andrey Kurkov ´ 9 Summary Summary Смерть постороннего This is not a typical Ukranian novel It is a hodgepodge socialist government intrigue living in an oppressed Ukranian society mystery all wrappe

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