Free Best Kneller's Happy CampersAuthor Etgar Keret – Z55z.co

I saw the movie first and was curious when I realized it was based on a book.I like the sort of disjointed, clipped way of storytelling the author has August 2017 I also read the French translation What else could I find I am now also in possession of the original Hebrew, but cannot say I could understand it D LEI wanted to read the graphic novel based on this book by Keret, but when I went to the library I realized I had ordered the German translation and I read it I also enjoyed it I was a little confused by the changing of the names and now I am looking forward to the sunny day when I am going to be able to read this book in Hebre August 2017 I also read the French translation What else could I find I am now also in possession of the original Hebrew, but cannot say I could understand it D LEI wanted to read the graphic novel based on this book by Keret, but when I went to the library I realized I had ordered the German translation and I read it I also enjoyed it I was a little confused by the changing of the names and now I am looking forward to the sunny day when I am going to be able to read this book in Hebrew and see which translation was right I am not sure I understood a thing, but I liked this book nevertheless Originally posted here.Everybody hates him, except Uzi I think there s this thing that after you off yourself, with the way it hurts and everything and it hurts like hell the last thing you give a shit about is somebody with nothing on his mind except singing about how unhappy he is I mean if you gave a flyin fuck about stuff like that you d still be alive, with a depressing poster of Nick Cave over your bed, instead of winding up here.Etgar Keret s Kneller s Happy Campers manages to Originally posted here.Everybody hates him, except Uzi I think there s this thing that after you off yourself, with the way it hurts and everything and it hurts like hell the last thing you give a shit about is somebody with nothing on his mind except singing about how unhappy he is I mean if you gave a flyin fuck about stuff like that you d still be alive, with a depressing poster of Nick Cave over your bed, instead of winding up here.Etgar Keret s Kneller s Happy Campers manages to be funny and depressing at the same time It s the story of Mordy s life after death, the events that follow him through the time after he killed himself after a break up with his girlfriend Yes, the entire book takes place in an actual afterlife, one that s reserved for those who ve committed suicide.Mordy s from Tel Aviv and his best dead friend is Uzi, an East German whose entire family lives together in this dark landscape You read that right His ENTIRE FAMILY has offed, but they re happy they get to spend their afterlives together.It s dark Everyone bears the scars of the manner in which they killed themselves The hottest girls are those that ODed because they look just like girls did back in Life no slashes on their wrists, no sagging skin from drowning, no bullet holes or exit wounds in their heads.It s not possible to ever forget that this is a land entirely populated by the dead, even if they go about their day to day business just like they did when they were alive Everyone has jobs Mordy works at Pizzeria Kamikaze heh , there s car trouble and drunken nights on the town.But it s not just the story of Mordy s everyday afterlife, it s the story of a quest he sets out on with Uzi once he learns that the girl he killed himself over has ALSO killed herself He believes it means they re obviously MFEO and has decided not to stop until he finds her.I want to talk and talk and talk about this book but it s difficult, because it s really only a novella To say anywould give the entire thing away and I don t want to do that to you It s possible that my attempts not to spoil things are futile, because there s a movie Wristcutters A Love Story from 2006 which has a kickass soundtrack Gogol Bordello and a fantastic cast, but there were a lot of changes made to try to translate the narrative for the screen.Don t worry, I m not going to go on a rant about how the BOOK IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE MOVIE, ZOMG but it kind of is The ending of the book, while not as give up candy for life cos it s so sweet as the movie, is in my mind, anyway superior and rather hopeful.I am doing a terrible job of talking about this book Just go read it because it s short and it s worth your time.Stop arguing with me. This is such a short novella that it reads almost like a script to the movie Wristcutters A Love Story There s a lot very similar, which makes the movie a true adaptation At the same time, the movie offers a bit of extra details that aren t included in the novel Hollywood classically tacked on a happy ending to the movie while the book s ending is truer to the point of the book the pointlessness of Mordy s hell and how the things you want only happen after they are no longer important. 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 bullet wounds, broken necks those who have over dosed are known as JulietsWhen 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 adventureFull 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 Keret s whimsical, deadpan style really appeals to me, but this novella, while quirky and filled with his trademark irreverent black humour, didn t work as well for me as his short stories and non fiction, but is different in feel to his fiction I kept feeling that it needed to be either shorter or a lot longer Still, an interesting read. An unintelligible but funny book 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 resid 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 With Leehee and Uzi behind him, Mordy finds that even in the dreary afterlife there s still a chance for happiness.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 anyMordy 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 blurb of the book really does explain what it is a strange, dark but funny tale A love story, in essence, but there s a lotthan that in it Mordy, after killing himself, find himself in the afterlife world, which really is a lot like ours The difference is that people walk around baring the wounds of how they killed themselves, bullet holes in their bodies and such At the bar he discovers, Mordy meets Uzi and they become friends And then, when Mord blurb of the book really does explain what it is a strange, dark but funny tale A love story, in essence, but there s a lotthan that in it Mordy, after killing himself, find himself in the afterlife world, which really is a lot like ours The difference is that people walk around baring the wounds of how they killed themselves, bullet holes in their bodies and such At the bar he discovers, Mordy meets Uzi and they become friends And then, when Mordy finds out the love of his life or so he thinks killed herself and ended up in the same world as his, he and Uzi go on a road trip to find her That s also where they meet Keller.I honestly don t want to go into too much detail because it s such a tiny book that I feel like I ll spoil a lot if I sayIn every chapter, which aren tthan four pages tops, Mordy finds himself in a different pickle, if I may His adventures are fun, especially his friend Uzi, but sometimes you feel weird for finding it funny because, you know, they killed themselves Here, everyone wants to know what you know for a living, but in that world, they want to know how you did it There are all sorts of people who did it in different ways, and some of them take it way too personally if asked how Remind you of anybody Exactly.What I got from this book is miracles happen when you least expect them, and I love it Also, my sister has told me the movie Wristcutters was based on this book I ll have to watch that again because it s been a long time since I did, and I can t honestly say I remember much of it This was my first time reading an Edgar Keret book, and I definitely would like to readof his work This is the third of Keret s books that I ve read, and every time I start one, I don t know know how the chaos of the first pages will ever resolve by the end of his characteristically short tales But every time I turn the last page, they seem to make it, scraping in under some chain link gate, closing on a strip mall comic book storefront as the caffeinated characters dance like extinguishing florescent bulbs inside I enjoy every word he writes After I read a sentence, it seems like it shoul This is the third of Keret s books that I ve read, and every time I start one, I don t know know how the chaos of the first pages will ever resolve by the end of his characteristically short tales But every time I turn the last page, they seem to make it, scraping in under some chain link gate, closing on a strip mall comic book storefront as the caffeinated characters dance like extinguishing florescent bulbs inside I enjoy every word he writes After I read a sentence, it seems like it should have done nothing at all, but it has already started to churn some butter in my head