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Aries for a newspaper He longs to see his work published yet the subjects of his obituaries continue to cling to life But when he opens the newspaper to s. 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 depressive sort who cannot get published for his short stories but instead is hired to write pre obituaries for various hoi polloi just in case said notables should suddenly drop dead and the editor be left scrambling for a high uality write up of the deceased s contributions to the world Our guy is charged with pondering who might reuire a flowery written send off but also might be at risk for departing for the hereafter Let s see who is most likely to die and therefor get my work published terribly disliked politicians elderly artists mob bossesWhen he is writing these non obituary obituaries he tends to puff up the life of the predeceased Mobsters are given a little style and grace maybe some kindnesses nobody knew about fiction but hey he is a writer These write ups end up being really good and wouldn t you know it The people he has chosen to memorialize suddenly all start ending up deadToss in a new friend a lonely penguin adopted from the zoo during their financial crisis a kid a gal and uite a few funerals and you get humor But dark nearly depressive humor It s Ukrainian satireSomeone drew my attention to this review today and seeing that there is actually a seuel I decided to update this and to also get my hands on the new penguin tale Bad pun Sad and almost funny That means Im ready So glad I read it A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House yet the subjects of his obituaries continue to cling to life But when he opens the newspaper to s. 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 The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, you know it The people he has chosen to memorialize suddenly all start ending up deadToss in a new friend a lonely penguin adopted from the zoo during their financial crisis a kid a gal and uite a few funerals and Hers to Protect you get humor But dark nearly depressive humor It s Ukrainian satireSomeone drew my attention to this review today and seeing that there is actually a seuel I decided to update this and to also get my hands on the new penguin tale Bad pun Sad and almost funny That means Im ready So glad I read it

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Смерть постороннего

Ee his work in print for the first time his pride swiftly turns to terror He and Misha have been drawn into a trap from which there appears to be no escap. 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 When a newspaper editor unexpectedly offers Viktor a job as an obituarist with reasonable pay and working from home he agrees His original style delights his editor Initially he has to select powerful figures from the Ukrainian elite and prepare their obituaries ready for their death and as the volume of obituaries increases Viktor realises that his obituaries seem to foreshadow the subject s death Death and the Penguin is a blackly comic critiue of post Soviet corruption in Ukraine and the inevitable bleakness is part of the novel s appeal Viktor s pet penguin Misha is a marvellous creation who symbolises the confusion and loss of community that characterises post Soviet Ukraine Just as Misha the penguin is cut off from his natural collective and co opeative environment so Viktor is struggling to survive in a city that is confusing and unwelcoming to its human populationWhilst this may all sound a tad depressing be reassured that it s actually very readable amusing and uietly rails against the world it describes The plot is original and surprising making the book something of a page turner and it includes lots of interesting details about Ukrainian habits and culture not least how alcohol seems to accompany every social interaction no matter what time of the day or night In short it s a charming gripping original funny and provocative absurdist novel 45

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Viktor is an aspiring writer with only Misha his pet penguin for company Although he would prefer to write short stories he earns a living composing obitu. anhedonia noun an h d n ny n 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 charming little girl he gets stuck caring for Misha his pet penguin suffers from the same lack of enjoyment of life though it is later revealed that he is ill not just unhappy Viktor is determined to keep the penguin alive at all costs yet even their relationship seems controlled by duty rather than affection The ending hints of unfinished business and I understand there is a seuel I m curious but doubt that I can take any of Viktor s wet blanket dispositionBlech


10 thoughts on “Смерть постороннего

  1. says:

    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 bittersweet f

  2. says:

    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 t

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    35 starsA bizarre and troublesome novelThe plot is pure fantasy but it is this sense of the ridiculous that makes the details in the background of the novel all the striking Kurkov fills it with his lived experience of Kiev and it is such that by the end of the book Viktor and his penguin Misha feel normal than the 'real' world In this soci

  5. says:

    Ukrainian satire isn't something I'd typically read but it's good to broaden one's horizons I think that this bo

  6. says:

    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 liter

  7. says:

    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 uneventfu

  8. says:

    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

  9. says:

    '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 p

  10. says:

    This is not a typical Ukranian novel It is a hodgepodge socialist government intrigue living in an oppressed Ukranian society mystery all wrapped around the troubles of Misha the penguin Misha keeps the book from being too Orwell ish and bleak The characters are good Little Sonya brings some lightness to the sto

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