Ich bin kein Berliner. Ein Reiseführer für faule Touristen
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Ich bin kein Berliner. Ein Reiseführer für faule Touristen

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The most well known and beloved Berliner leads a tour through his city a travel guide of the most different sort. I am not a Berliner] I dont really know my way around here very well. Fifteen years ago I came to East Berlin for reasons that are still a mystery to me. The journey proved to be a fatal decision. Once here, no one can get away. Berlin binds. Wladimir Kaminer T...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 30th 2007 by Goldmann (first published January 1st 2007)
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Linda
Ich wohne schon soo lange im Exil, dass ich von mir ebenfalls behaupten würde "Ich bin kein Berliner".
Das dachte ich zumindest, bis ich dieses Buch gelesen habe. Bei den ganzen kleinen Spitzen, die Kaminer in diesem Buch gegen die West-Berliner abgelassen hat, habe ich gemerkt, dass ich wohl doch noch nicht über Berlin hinweg bin. Ich habe nämlich innerlich fast jedes Mal gezuckt und mich geärgert. ;)

Unter anderem deshalb gibt es auch nur zwei Sterne von mir, auch wenn Kaminer es sicherlich ver...more
Susanne
I got this book for my birthday - because a born Berlinian in exile people thought it funny - and it is. In short observational texts (with added special tips at the end of each) Kaminer examines myths, events, special things in Berlin. It's an enjoyable read and in the beginning a real chance for a Berlinian to recognise himself. And that's really funny.
Towards the end, Kaminer tends to explain everything by stories about his Russian background and how he came to Berlin. While still quite inter...more
Ventsislav Kostadinov
Отвсякъде изпипан хумористично-сатиричен туристически гид. Стилът на Каминер говори за една много фина творческа изтънченост,а смисловата краткост,с която авторът борави толкова умело, внася ведрина и яснота в съвременното читателско съзнание. С тези свои писателски качества могат много малко автори да се гордеят. Може би не притежава философските дълбини и умението да създава микросветове от историческа действителност и художествена условност, но притежава изключително благ и дори бих казал - к...more
manfred
ich fand das im grunde todlangweilig. und hätt nach der lektüre ganz bestimmt keine lust nach berlin zu fahren. glücklicherweise, weiß ichs besser und um die wirklich spannenden und tollen seiten berlins.... wahrscheinlich nervt mich ganz einfach dieser aufgesetzte pseudowitz. nix für mich, das büchl.
Amal
as a Berlinerin i say this book is really good in describing Berlin to the non-Berliner !
Heidrun
Berlin through the eyes of Kaminer. Very refreshing, I was laughing out loud reading it.
David Koblos
After Schönhauser Allee the next best read... somehow I didn't find it as entertaining. On the other hand it is quite informative in its own way. I got to know Berlin like I never thought I would. Now I can't wait to visit that city again. My recommendation: read this book along with a Berlin map, and mark down all the points of interest. Then go ahead and hit the city like never before!
Karschtl
Kurze Einträge zu verschiedensten Themen rund um Berlin, sei es Mode, Parks oder Kindererziehung. Als Reiseführer meines Erachtens nicht wirklich geeignet, auch der Humorgrad war eher niedrig. Nett geschrieben ja, kurzweilig ebenfalls, aber sicher keine Pflichtlektüre für Berliner oder Berlin-Besucher.
P.Sannie
After living in Berlin, this book was a great read as a guidebook to the city. If you read German and want a very different side of Berlin, then you should read this! The author writes in a very witty, accessible style and if you've lived in Berlin, you'll understand a lot of the jokes he makes.
David
Kaminer, who's worth googling, plans to run for mayor of Berlin in 2011. Judging from his platform, which he outlines in the final vignette from this book, the whole thing's a joke. This collection, though not without its charms, is indulgently casual and lazily cynical.
sabisteb
Gelesen vom Autor mit seinem wunderbaren russischen Akzent. Gespikt von schwarzem Humor, Lokalkolorit und (bestätigten) Vorurteilen gegenüber Deutschen, Amerikanern... Ich habe Tränen gelacht, weil ich so einiges aus meinem letzten Berlinaufenthalt wiedererkannt habe.
Christian Krüger
Naja, das Buch muss man nicht gelesen haben. Der Autor langweilt einen mit den Banalitäten seiner Betrachtungen und hält sich allein wahrscheinlich für lustig. Es zu lesen ist Zeitverschwendung, wenn man nicht gerade Lust auf geistlose Unterhaltung hat.
Meredith
Short, comic vignettes about Berlin. A pleasant read. Nothing deep. Not too difficult for language-learners. Like me.
Andrea
Not my favorite of his. A bit schwach at times.
Franziska
Sep 24, 2007 Franziska marked it as to-read
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hoffentlich nicht so katastophal wie ich erwarte
Carlos Úbeda
Guía atípica de Berlín. Como curiosidad
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Russian-born German short story writer, columnist, and disc jockey of Jewish origin. Kaminer emigrated to Germany in 1990.
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