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Montecore: En unik tiger

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  335 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Författaren Jonas Hassen Khemiri får ett oväntat mail från sin pappas barndomskamrat Kadir. På en säregen fransk-arabisk svenska presenterar Kadir en genial idé: "Låt oss kollidera våra kloka huvuden i ambitionen att kreera en biografi värdig din prominente far!" Fadern, den kosmopolitiske superfotografen, har förlorat kontakten med sin familj och försvunnit. Vad var det s ...more
Paperback, 359 pages
Published January 19th 2007 by Månpocket (first published 2006)
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Becky
This book tells the story of the relationship between a boy and his father. The father is from Tunisia and married a Swedish woman and his son was born and raised in Sweden. The book is written mostly as a series of letters between the son, Jonas, and his father's best friend in Tunisia, Kadir. There's so much I want to say about this book and so much I loved about it. I loved the characters and especially the voice of the characters. This book was originally in Swedish and Kadir's character wri ...more
Elina
Jonas Hassen Khemiri och "Montecore" är så himla, otroligt jättebra! Vissa passager är så orginella och jag kan knappt förstå hur genialt god vän han måste vara med språket för att ro hem en sådan här sak. Vem klarar av att skriva en roman på en arabisk-fransk svenska, där orden och meningarna blir helt fantastiskt mysiga och samtidigt roliga… fastän ämnet som diskuteras faktiskt är tungt på sitt sätt då det handlar om att vara invandrare: att kanske inte passa in fast man försöker, bland annat ...more
Katrine Cohen
I have read Khemiri's debut Et øje rødt which I loved and so I had high expectations. At first I was a bit disappointed as the pace is somewhat slow and the narrating voice seemed a bit silly. But I changed my mind and now that I've finished it, the book seems to mean more and more and grow in my head.
The book is cleverly set up as a correspondence between Kadir, the Tunesian friend of the boy Jonas' father, and Jonas as a grown up author in Sweden. Jonas' father was Tunesian too and married Jon
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Jennopenny
Jonas Hassen Khemir fortsätter att imponera i den tredje boken jag läser som han har skrivit. Hur han berättar en historia som får mig både skratta och gråta. Hans språkbruk är så annorlunda och bra. Det får mig som läsare att bara vilja fortsätta läsa och den här boken, precis som Khemiris alla böcker, vet jag kommer att vara med mig länge till. Ser redan fram emot att läsa om den någon vacker dag.
Katie
It took me a long time to get into this book. I almost put it down on several occasions. In the end, I'm glad I finished. I found the writing style a little confusing at times, and had a hard time really liking the characters at first. It got better as the book went on. By the end of the book I would have given it four stars.

What I found most interesting was that the book was translated from Swedish. There is so much in the book that deals with language and wordplay that it seems like it would
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Hilary Pech
I read the English version, not the Swedish. I thought the translation was really well done. Although the book dealing with a lot of contemporary issues in Sweden, I think it is still enjoyable for people who are not familiar with Scandinavia. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is interest in Sweden and Swedish culture. Also an opinion piece by Khemiri showed up in the New York Times recently, titled "Sweden's Closet Racists." Here is a link to it http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/opi....
Touloulou
Vous ne le savez pas, mais si vous n'avez pas lu ce livre, vous êtes passé à côté de quelque chose.
Un roman très drôle, très tendre, des personnages attachants avec leurs forces et leurs faiblesses. Un auteur qui joue avec les mots et les langues pour créer le "khemirien".
Un roman aussi pour dépasser les clichés sur la Suède qu'ont apportés les polars (que j'apprécie pourtant, je précise) : il y a bel et bien autre chose que de la neige et des meurtres effrayants dans la littérature suédoise con
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Cassandra
En historia om en man som har inget, får allt, ger allt och ger upp. En historia om en son som så många andra söner inte ser vad pappor egentligen kämpar för. En historia om utanförskap och innanförskap.
Karen
This was an amazing book - incredibly creative and unique. It was hilarious at times, and heartbreaking at others - sometimes both at the same time. This was the kind of book that deserves a second and third reading to fully grasp its complexity. The translation (in English) was also superb, and it's hard to imagine how it was accomplished, given the idiosyncracies of the languages.
Adil
This is an epistolary novel that has been translated into English from the original Swedish. I was not able to get into the book - maybe the original Swedish was better?

The story of a Tunisian who immigrates to Sweden and the challenges which he faces when adopting to the culture there. The book is composed of letters between the immigrant's son and the immigrant's friend.
Tom
This book was too much like work to really enjoy it. I think it may have been a good story but the translation and/or writing made it difficult to maintain my interest. I agree with Katie that the book got better about half way through it. Unlike Katie, I can not give it any more than 3 stars.

Eva Lavrikova
Úžasný jazyk, vtipná a pritom bystrá kniha. Tempo síce nie je veľmi dramatické, takže ak čitateľovi nesadne štýl, asi pri knihe dlho nevydrží, pre mňa to bol ale zážitok - verbálna ekvilibristika ako málokde. Určite si od autora prečítam niečo ďalšie.
(Pozámka: seminárka k NOAS2301, jar2013)
Mel
Interesting take on the immigrant experience (and the experience of immigrant children) in the oft lauded nordic world. Turns out, life isn't that great for the newcomers. Very interesting premise of the father as photographer that would spoil the book if I explained further.
Linda
I can't recommend this book enough. Inventive in both plot and style. Although it's set in Sweden, it deals with some very universal issues of immigration and otherness as well as tensions between father and son.
Richard Fortin
The unorthodox and complicated story of a Tunisian immigrant to Sweden, and the issues surrounding this move to a progressive, but culturally homogeneous country.
Ann
The inventive language was entertaining for a while, but the story didn't move along fast enough to hold my interest.
Josefine
En konstig bok med speciellt upplägg och spännande språk. Rolig och härlig på nått vis, läsvärd!
Ylva
Feb 22, 2009 Ylva is currently reading it
First it was very funny and I laughed out loud. Third part is sad and tears are falling
Karolina
Ett öga rött var betydligt bättre. Handlingen är bra men boken svårläst.
Anne
(the English translation. Not in Arabic, Swedish or German....)
Hans Ollaiver
Svart. Inbunden. Signerad av författaren.
Beverly
just not that into it
Erica Grobler
I stop reading it.
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Jonas Hassen Khemiri, born in 1978, has a Tunisian father and a Swedish mother. He grew up in Stockholm, has studied economics in Paris and been an intern at the UN in New York.
He made a celebrated debut in 2003 with Ett öga rött/One Eye Red, which has sold over 200,000 copies in Sweden and became the best-selling paperback of any category in 2004. For Ett öga rött/One Eye Red Jonas Hassen Khemir
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