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Wie man leben soll

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  325 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Die Ratgeberproduktion boomt. Denn eine Gebrauchsanweisung für das Leben benötigen viele, wenn sie mit ihrem Alltag unzufrieden sind. So sucht man etwa als 16-Jähriger händeringend nach einem Leitfaden, der einem hilft, alles in seinem Leben irgendwie auf die Reihe zu bringen. Und hier setzt der neue Roman Wie man leben soll von Thomas Glavinic ein.

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Paperback, 238 pages
Published 2004 by Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
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Patrick
Sep 28, 2013 Patrick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a really fun book. I suppose I liked it because it focuses on a fat, lazy dork and I'm a fat, lazy dork so it was almost my life story. The obvious comparison is "A Confederacy of Dunces" but Charlie is a bit more motivated; he manages to hold down a job as a cabby for at least a decade. He has better luck with the ladies too. It's funny to read his asides that are gives as "Notes to Self" which tend to be full of dry wit. I was a little disappointed to the almost surreal turn at the ...more
herzeloyde
Jan 21, 2012 herzeloyde rated it it was ok
man fand es ganz nett und bissig. trotzdem glaubt man, glavinic hat das mehr als glosse verstanden.
Linguana
Oct 01, 2011 Linguana rated it it was amazing
Erstmal zu meiner Ausgabe - das ist so ein Softcover, also ein Hybrid zwischen Hardcover und Taschenbuch. Das Format passt zwar im Regal nicht zu meinen anderen Glavinic-Büchern, weil es etwas größer ist, aber ich stehe total darauf, wie sich dieses biegbare Softcover anfühlt.

Zum Buch selbst: Charlie Kolostrum erzählt die gesamte Geschichte in der "man"-Form. Ein "Ich" kommt allerhöchstens mal in einer direkten Rede vor. Das alleine macht das Buch schon zu etwas Besonderem und hat auch den Vorte
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Ramie
NOTE TO SELF: You finally found that book you were looking for, the one that matches your movie tastes.

Not even kidding when I say this will more than likely be my favorite book of the year for the above mentioned reason. I keep asking people who I know read a lot if they know of books / authors in the style of movies like Wes Anderson movies, I Heart Huckabees, etc. (basically in a generic sense your run of the mill "Indie" flawed character driven kind of stories). The answer I always get is t
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Tim Roast
Nov 29, 2012 Tim Roast rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book pretty much takes you inside lead character Charlie's head, as he meanders through his life as an overweight, newly-bespectacled, music-humming Austrian student-cum-taxi-driver, who is 87% wimp.

The humour is here. Charlie reminded me of Adrian Mole in parts with some of his wry observations about life as he muses about things. However Charlie's thoughts are more adult as he spends a lot of his time fantasising about the (normally unattainable) women around him (you can see him on the c
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Betsy
Nov 17, 2012 Betsy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This story chronicles the life of a young man's stumbles through high school and into adulthood. It is told in a second person voice that quickly became irritating to me. Although there are humorous moments, I did not feel much of anything for any of the characters - especially not much for the lead. The book had a steady rhythmic pace that marched along and, after awhile, dominated the experience of reading so much that I caught myself not really reading but instead feeling its rhythmic beat. ...more
Gecko
If a young and impressionable mind reads to much home-cooked self-help and personality analysing books, you get a "hero" like this one... who just sits there, because he read that he has to be a sitter, lets his life happen and does, in quintessence, nothing. Except thinking about the next girlfriend and letting himself drag through life. Here and there he commits a murder by accident and whines about beeing fat and ugly.
Why the need to write a book about the boring? I've got no clue, but here i
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Karin
Jun 08, 2016 Karin rated it it was amazing
aus meiner sicht verdientermaßen ein 5-sterne-buch
man muss einmal zusammenbringen, dass man ein ganzes buch in der "man"-form schreibt und das noch dazu zum brüllen komisch
außerdem glaube ich, dass die geschichte des orientierungslosen karl durchaus viel wahrheitsgehalt hat, auch die darstellung der verwandtschaft und die erwartungshaltungen sind aus dem leben gegriffen
Johannes Mirus
Mar 02, 2014 Johannes Mirus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stilistisch sehr interessantes Buch mit einer eigentlich deprimierenden Geschichte. Man könnte aus Versehen meinen, der Protagonist entwickelt sich nicht weiter, aber das stimmt nicht. Er entwickelt sich trotz seiner Beharrlichkeit, weil sich die Welt um ihn herum ändert.
AnotherReader
Apr 01, 2013 AnotherReader rated it did not like it
Ein schreckliches Buch, dass ich keinem empfehle.
Fade und passiv geschrieben, die Personen sind nicht entwickelt
und alles läuft in Stereotypen. Schrecklich!
Heather
This book was a lot of blabber about nothing but still entertaining at times. Maybe it lost something in translation. I'm tempted to go 2 stars.
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The former writer of advertising copy and taxi driver emerged with his 1998 debut novel Carl Haffner's Love of the Draw. The novel describes the life of chess master Carl Schlechter. The book received several awards and has been translated into other languages, but did not make it onto the bestseller lists. The novel has autobiographical aspects: Thomas Glavinic played his first chess game at the ...more
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