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Schönhauser Allee

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  235 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Ich finde nie eine Frau, jammert Wladimirs Freund. "In den Schönhauser Arkaden findest du alles", erwidert Herr K. trocken, den Werbeslogan der großen Shoppingmall zitierend. Und es stimmt ja auch: Ostberlin ist ein Paradies für Alltagsethnologen.

Deren derzeit berühmtester ist Wladimir Kaminer, Betreiber der Russendisko im Café Burger, direkt neben dem Club der polnische

Published (first published 2001)
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Kaminer bleibt seinem Titel-Thema erstaunlich treu, anscheinend bietet die Straße erstaunliches Erzählpotential. Leider fand ich wenig davon zumindest amüsant oder vergnüglich, richtig gelacht habe ich gar nicht. Schade. Immerhin ist der Schreibstil ganz ok.
Sep 24, 2007 Franziska rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one!
Shelves: trash
immernoch sau schlecht...
For years I've been meaning to read something by Wladimir Kaminer but it only happened this past week.
Usually I am not a fan of short stories. I find their lack of a proper plot boring and lose interest pretty quickly. But I had fun reading these 2 to 3 page long short stories. All are set in Berlin's Schönhäuser Allee, from the point of view of a Russian emmigré to Berlin, everything pointing to Kaminer himself. The stories combine believeable reality and grotesque exaggeration in a way that I
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This book is SOOO Berlin. Actually Prenzlberg, to be more precise, but to most readers, and Berlin fans, these terms might mean one and the same thing: the usual weirdness. Vietnamese store owners who get by with a handful of words, Russians parties where people meet the ex of their ex, and classy socialist literature found in the dumpster. All narrated in the comically observant words of Wladimir Kaminer. Simply hilarious.
A German language novel written about the lives of Russian-Germans in Berlin. It's one of those types of fiction that paints a portrait without having much of a developed plot. It meanders, you get to know and sympathize with the characters, Ausländer or their immediate descendants. I didn't really enjoy this one. It's not horrid, but I wouldn't read it again.
Was kann ich sagen....I lived near Schoenhauser Allee last summer, and I loved reading Kaminer's hilarious tales in much the same way that I love watching movies filmed in Chicago. There's that terrific thrill of firsthand recognition that makes you feel closer to the story.
Sep 26, 2009 Muphyn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Muphyn by: people who love Berlin
Amusing - some almost hilarious but not quite - column-like entries about life in the Schönhauser Allee in Berlin. I like the bite-size format of the stories, makes for nice bedtime reading. :) And makes me homesick.
"Fölösleges moziba mennetek, ti magatok vagytok a mozi.."
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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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