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The Messenger Boy Murders

3.51 of 5 stars 3.51  ·  rating details  ·  79 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Unwillingly charged with investigating mysterious deaths among the city's fleet of seemingly perfect, ageless messenger boys, Stravrogin encounters the city's strange, charismatic characters and its even stranger secret—a program of genetic engineering.
Paperback, 120 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Milet Publishing (first published January 1st 2001)
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Emin Kiraz
Gazete yazılarında kendine özgü üslubuyla ve sıradışı çıkışlarıyla tanıdığımız Perihan Mağden'in 1991 yılında basılan ilk kitabı. Genetik mühendisliği harikası olarak takdim edilen insan (haberci çocuk) yetiştirme çabasının acımasızlığını ve doğaya aykırılığını bilim-kurgu roman tadında anlatan bir modernizm eleştirisi.
Popular Turkish author and newspaper columnist Perihan Maðden ("2 Girls") made an unobtrusive and largely unnoticed international debut with this exquisite English language translation by Richard Hammer of her quirky and innovative 1991 hardboiled-detective science-fiction hybrid homage made available by Millet Publishing.

Unwilling amateur detective Stavrogin makes for an occasionally insightful and often entertaining narrator as he analyses the bizarre characters, often referred to merely by th
Inge (Inge1990)
Ik kon niet door dit boek komen. Heel traag geschreven, rare zinnen totaal geen vaart in het verhaal
Passive, genderless protagonist. Absurdist, ultimately pointless surrealism. Perihan Magden probably has the ability to write some great short stories, but I doubt I’ll ever try another of her novels.
i wanted to like it - and i failed. don't get me wrong, it's not that bad, really - i can see how some readers might enjoy it very much, but not me.
Te experimenteel naar mijn smaak. Vreemde gebeurtenissen die helaas niet erg boeien en met een onbevredigende ontknoping.
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Perihan Mağden is a Turkish novel writer and columnist in newspapers, especially known for her wit and diverse use of language.

Mağden was born in 1960 in Istanbul. After graduating from Robert College of Istanbul, she studied psychology at Boğaziçi University. By her own account, she was an unruly student—and her mother was proud of it.
One of the most famous writers in young Turkish literature, P
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