Kneller’s Happy Campers is a strange, dark but funny tale set in a of events that we’ve come to expect from Etgar Keret, this novella is full of. Kneller’s Happy Campers is a strange, dark but funny tale set in a world very and the slightly surreal twist of events that we’ve come to expect from Etgar Keret, . Etgar Keret: Kneller’s Happy Campers. The Israeli writer, Etgar Keret, is probably best known for writing short stories, a few collections of which.
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Kneller’s Happy Campers is a strange, dark but funny tale set in a world very much like our own but it’s an afterlife populated by people who have killed themselves – many of them are young, and most of them bear the marks of their death When Mordy, our hero, discovers that his girlfriend from his life before has also ‘offed’ herself, he sets out to find her, and so follows a strange adventure Full of the weird and wonderful characters, and the slightly surreal twist of events that we’ve come to expect from Etgar Keret, this novella is full of humour and comic flashes, but it is also wistful, longing for a better world and perfect love.
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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 hapyp 1. A Beautiful Composition of Broken. Editorial Reviews Review “Etgar Keret’s writing hits like a bullet. Kneller’s Happy Campers is fast and bizarre and full of a fearless street-punk surrealism, as though Charles Bukowski is channelling the imagination of Lewis Carroll. The darkest fun I’ve read in ages” — Matt Haig “Keret mixes the laconic style etgaar Raymond Carver and the insane wit of Quentin Tarantino into his own particular, melancholy combination of themes He is the voice of the next generation” — Salman Rushdie.
He is the author of five bestselling collections, which have been translated into twenty-nine languages. Kheller has also written a number of award-winning screenplays, and Jellyfish, the first film that he directed -along with his wife Shira Geffen – won the Camera d’Or prize for best first feature at Cannes in Product details File Size: Vintage Digital November 24, Publication Date: November 24, Language: Share your thoughts with other customers.
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A long short story. Either way, it doesn’t matter. I call it good reading — an extremely enjoyable and memorable read from campeds to end. Basically, it’s a dark and kind of magical picaresque story in which we follow roommates Mordy our hero and narrator and his rambunctious German friend Uzi on their journey through an unnamed alternate “unreality” populated entirely by suicide victims on a seemingly hopeless quest to find Mordy’s girlfriend from the real world who, rumor has it, has just offed herself as well.
Told in a series of remarkably effective yet spare slice-of-life — or beter yet slice-of-death egtar vignettes, Etgar Keret weaves a clever and darkly wonderful and thoughtful story.
My only hang-up, I guess, is the term “Juliet,” which is used in the book to describe anyone who kills himself with pills or poison and manages to get there “with no scars. Assuming Juliet refers to the better half of that most famous suicide couple from Shakespeare, then the term doesn’t make sense. Romeo is the one who drinks poison. Juliet tries to but, with no poison left, she ends up stabbing herself, I’m sure leaving a major scar.
Maybe “Juliets” should’ve been called “Romeos” or, perhaps, “Sylvias” after Sylvia Plath who stuck her head in the oven. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter.
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I really like the book and Etgzr look forward to reading more stories by this knelker. It’s very hard to put into words this incredibly odd story. It’s set in a world that’s just like ours, but is slightly worse and full of people who have commited suicide. People walk around with holes in their heads, gruesome scars along their neck and arms, and blue faces; all according to how they did it.
It’s a very unique tale about Mordy, a man who killed himself after the breakup between him and his girlfriend Desiree. When he discovers that Desiree, too, has commited suicide and now resides within the same plain as him, he recruits his only friend Uzi to go on an adventure to find her. Along the way they pick up a hitchhiker named Leehee who’s searching for the “People In Charge.
The overall mood of the book is dark and moody, the comedy very morbid and dry, but still as funny as slapstick. It brings a unique perspective to the idea of life and the meaning of it, even for those who aren’t alive any more.
Mordy is a very relatable character, speaking just like someone you’d meet off the street with a very twisted sense of humor about the situation. He’s a fairly miserable guy, but hopes for happiness and love even when the opposite stares him in the face and everyone tells him to give it up. Despite his flaws and his dismal demeanor, he’s everyone who has ever felt depressed or sad in life and embodies the hope for something better. Kneller’s Happy Campers has been adapted into two other formats.
One is a graphic novel titled Pizzeria Kamikaze based on the fact Mordy works at a pizzeria of the same name in the novella with illistrations by Asaf Hanuka. The second adaption is a movie, renamed Wristcutters: A Love Story which has been changed a lot from the book to fit American audiences such as changing the main characters’ names. All versions of this novella are amazing, and I seriously recommend you check them ALL out!
A Love Story ‘ and have watched I really enjoy ‘Wristcutters: A Love Story ‘ and have watched it several times. I was happy to find out there was a book. As others said, this book is very short, less than 90 pages. I actually read this book in on sitting.
Took maybe 45 minutes, it’s hard to tell. It’s a shame this book was sorta hard to find. There were a few American sellers but none of them were Prime. I’ve been spoiled by my 2-day delivery. The book was worth the wait and I highly recommend it. I read it an afternoon since it’s This book is pretty good.
I read it an afternoon since it’s pretty short, about a month or two back. I don’t remember the ending, which is okay. I’d recommend this if you’ve never seen Wristcutters: A Love Story or if you’ve only seen it once or twice. The author’s writing style is very minimal, which is nice for those with wild imaginations which I like to pretend I am, but with an intimate relationship with the movie it’s highly distracting.
Despite the trouble I had filling in my own mental landscape of the book, I had a good time. I’ve seen “Wrist Cutters”, and I enjoyed the movie, but after finally reading the book it’s based off of, I must say, I enjoyed the read much more.
It isn’t a very long book, which made it a perfect choice for my recent 2 hour flight. A mindfully crafted work, that’s a quick and easy read I bought because I saw the movie “Wristcutter” which is based on this novella. Short but good book. Seriously one of the best novellas I’ve ever read. They made a movie based on this, called, “Wristcutters, A Love Story”.
Find it, watch it, be in heaven. I bought this book after seeing the movie that was adapted from it, Wristcutters: It is one of my favorite movies of all time, and now Etgar Keret is one of my favorite authors.
His writing style is unique and his ideas are also one-of-a-kind. A story about an afterlife made for just people who “offed” themselves? What could be better? It may have a dark plot line, but don’t write off this book until you give it a chance. See all 27 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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