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Tanrı Olmak İsteyen Otobüs Şoförü

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"Etgar Keret bir dâhi... Kahkahalarla güldürüyor."

-The New York Times-

"Kara mizahı seviyorsanız, bundan iyisini bulamazsınız."

-Baltimore Sun-

Orta Doğu'nun en parlak yıldızı olarak nitelenen Etgar Keret'ten soluk soluğa okunacak bir kara mizah şaheseri: Tanrı Olmak İsteyen Otobüs Şoförü!

Prensip sahibi olduğundan otobüsünü asla bekletmeyen bir şoför, Interpol'ün peşine düştü
Paperback, 147 pages
Published 2010 by Siren Yayınları (first published 1998)
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Another fabulous collection of warped and wonderful short stories from Israel.

As I mentioned on my review of Suddenly a Knock on the Door Etgar Keret writes stories unlike anybody else, stories that are often strange and slightly fantastical, funny, dark, impressive and affecting and this collection is no different in that respect.

That collection is one of the best books I've read in 2012 and so when Leah brought home a tattered and spine broken copy of this one, found thrown away by a careless
I don't think that this book should be read in one or two sittings. Reading these very short stories one right after another starts to take something away from the stories. Since most of the stories are only a couple of pages long, there is only so many times in a short period of time when I could enjoy ironic twists. I wanted to throw myself on the ground and beg for no more irony.
Wristcutters bu kitaptaymış son öykü olarak koymuşlar, güzel sürpriz oldu bana. Onun dışında Etgar bey bildiğiniz gibi.
A convenience store at the mouth of hell? A uterus on display at a museum? An afterlife for suicides that is just a little suckier than this one?

Etgar Keret is awesome. These stories grab you by the throat and don't let up. Although they seldom exceed five tiny pages, they are memorable and powerful. His style is unlike anything I've read before.

I originally heard about Keret when I saw a trailer for "Wristcutters: A Love Story." This fine film starred a man based on Eugene Hutz (Jonfren's endea
Кремена Михайлова
Този сборник най-малко ми хареса от четирите прочетени досега. Ето в такъв ред приблизително са всичките за мен (предстои ми петият).

„Момичето на хладилника“
„Изведнъж на вратата се чука“
„Автобусният шофьор, който искаше да бъде бог“

Малко е странно странични неща да са ми любими от тази книга, но бях приятно изненада.

- откакто „познавам“ Етгар Керет, се питам какво мисли прелюбимият ми Амос Оз за разказите на Етгар.
„Разказите на Етгар Керет са свирепи, забавни, пълни с енергия и въображе
Selepas selesai, saya mula rasa yang Etgar Keret ini sebenarnya ialah malaikat berkot dalam cerpen nombor tiga buku ini; Lubang di Dinding. Cerita-cerita fiksyennya bangang tapi Etgar Keret bersumpah semuanya benar belaka. Bacaan yang menghiburkan.
Penjuru Kosong
maaf kalau aku katakan ini mengecewakan aku. satu karya yg dianggap besar tapi karyanya diadaptasi sebegini rupa.

ceritanya menarik. itu saja
The stories by Etgar Keret are great, hate the quality of the translation though.
Ve herkes öldürüyor sevdiğini, ama intihar aşkı öldürmüyor.
There is a direct path between Keret's fevered imagination and his written page. There are no speed limits or detours. The stories won't be inhibited by oppressive laws of physics, or even by reality. These are short intense bursts of 'what ifs'.
In "One Last Story and That's It", a demon shows up to the house of a writer, to take away his talent. The writer begs him to let him do just one more story. Well, ok, the demon agrees, and so he just hangs out for a bit, watching tv and drinking lemona
The only reason I picked up this book was to read "Kneller's Happy Campers", because I LOVE Wristcutters so much. "KHC" is an amusing and quite interesting story, (although the story of the film version is much better because it has a funnier, more intelligent plot and because it cuts out all the racist crap). I give "KHC" a 3/5 stars, but the rest of the book overall deserves 2/5.

All the other stories in the book are mostly bad attempts at absurdist writing. Most of them are way too abrupt, (I
Konserve Ruhlar
Sıradışı öyküler peşindeydim. Bir gün yeni tanıştığım ve ileride arkadaşlığımızın devam edeceğine inandığım @SapanAlaybozan bana bu kitabı hediye etti. Daha önce hiç İsrail'li bir yazardan okumamıştım. Kültür farkı satırlarda hissediliyor. Kitaba adını da veren ilk öyküsünü okuduktan sonra diğer öyküleri de merak ettim. Acayip bir kafası var bence Etgar Keret'in. Hayal gücü iyi çalışıyor. Fabrika gibi aynı. O fabrikadan çıkan birbirinden enteresan öyküler var kitapta. İkinci en sevdiğim öykü,'Do ...more
Mrs. McGregor
It was very different. Here's a quick like/ dislike breakdown though, in case anyone is interested:

1. Some of the stories just ended abruptly. I think this is really Keret's style and it is intentional more than it is lazy. But a lot of times a story would be over and I would feel like, "...SO??"
2. Some of the language in the book sounds racist or homophobic. I don't think Keret himself is racist or homophobic, but he feels the need to portray a lot of "macho" guys in his stories, and
I'm not generally a reader of short stories. They leave me feeling like I've had a snack when I'd rather have a meal. But when I watched the movie Wristcutters and saw that it's based on an Etgar Keret short story called "Kneller's Happy Campers," I was intrigued enough to give this collection a try. I'm glad I did. The stories are all a bit cracked, and deal with dark topics in a matter-of-fact and funny way.

My personal favorites were the title story, "Breaking the Pig," and "The Mysterious Dis
Bistra Ivanova
На крак в книжарницата - първите два разказа са просто разкошни - с астмата и рождения ден. Жалко, че късата проза (и като цяло поезия) са ми така трудни - тъкмо започнат, и вземат че свършат. Затова на малки хапки :-)
Burak Yıldız
Muazzam. Hayal gücü dünyanın yetersizliğinden dolayı çıkmıştır. Hayal gücünün hayal gücü ise hayal gücünün yetersizliğinden. İşte bu kitap bu tanıma uygun.
Craig Wallwork
Etgar Keret has been decorated the prestigious title of Israel's hippest young writer, and from what I’ve read by his books, The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God, The Nimrod Flip Out, and Gazza Blues, he's worthy of the title.

His work is, as noted on Amazon, snapshots that illuminate with intelligence and wit. Hilarity and anguish are the twin pillars of his work. Keret covers a remarkable emotional and narrative terrain - from a father's first lesson to his boy to a standoff between soldiers ca
The first collection of short stories by Israeli writer Etgar Keret published in English starts out brilliantly, with several surreal and fantastic tales that seem to be a witches' brew of the best of Jorge Luis Borges, mixed with a splash of Julio Cortázar and José Donoso. In the title story, a principled but misunderstood bus driver invokes a higher calling to serve one of his passengers, though with an unexpected result. In "Uterus", a young man despairs when his mother's organ, preserved for ...more
Mahmud Qayyum
Imaginasi si yahudi yang seorang ni memang terlampau. Cuma ada satu cerita yang agak panjang yang mana ramai telah mencadangkan agar ia seharusnya diterbitkan secara novella.
Beberapa cerpen awal sudahpun menggigit, Hole in the Wall berkisarkan seorang lelaki pembohong bersayap yang disangka malaikat, Souvenir from Hell pula aku tak tahu macam mana Keret dapat idea untuk meletakkan sebuah kampung di Uzbekistan yang dibina dekat dengan pintu Neraka. Dalam Breaking the Pig, seoranng kanak-kanak bak
MSJ (Sarah)
Perhaps if this was my first exposure to Etgar Keret I would have enjoyed it more. I'm not sure. Earlier this year I nearly swooned over his latest release Suddenly, a Knock on the Door. I fell sideways for his absurd sense of humor. Even the more serious stories were well crafted and poignant. Sadly there are only mild glimpses of that genius here.

I'm not necessarily saying this is a bad book at all. It is just not anywhere on the same level as Suddenly, a Knock on the Door. There are a couple
В армията ставаш или мъж, или на кайма, или и двете - писател.

"Вакуум" е парчето дето отнася. Всички казармено-военни са му с една идея по-добри."Гъливер на исландски", "Тротоари", "Морално нещо си"

ае поздрав с това


както и с новината:
Hana Ahmad
Saya tidak pasti apa masalah saya dengan buku ini (abaikan masalah ralat ejaan yang sikit-sikit itu). Keliru barangkali. Dan di fikiran saya mula melingkar-lingkar; apa beza translasi dan adaptasi? Yang pastinya, saya cuma benar-benar menghadam cerpen Kelar. Yang lainnya, ibarat bauan yang hilang dibawa angin lalu. Cerpennya menarik, mungkin olahan adaptasi (?)nya sedikit aneh dan menjengkelkan.

Apa yang aku boleh katakan tentang cerpen-cerpen di dalam buku ini ialah GILA. Mujur tahap kewarasan ku selepas membaca buku ini masih boleh diselamatkan. Plot cerita yang di luar kotak imaginasi. Aku ambil masa yang agak lama untuk mencerna jalan cerita dalam cerpen KELAR. Persoalan seperti adakah si Mordy roh yang terperangkap kerap ku fikirkan. Jadi, 3 bintang aku beri pada buku ini.
Barukisu (Balqis)
Pelik. Mungkin menarik kalau dibaca dlm bahasa asalnya. Tapi terjemahannya pun tak kurang hebat, maksudnya aku faham kisahnya cuma mungkin terbutan indie, mcm pulp fiction. Lepas ini mungkin ada atau tiada org yang mahu bunuh diri? Aku tak pernah baca karya bangsa yahudi. Ini menarik.
When I saw an article about Etgar Keret's book entitled "The Seven Good Years", I thought I'd give another Keret book a try before reading that one. I found a copy of The Bus Driver in our library and I borrowed both books at the same time. The Bus Driver was the first Etgar Keret book I've read and I've enjoyed his writing immensely. The Bus Driver is a collection of 3-4-pages-long short stories about the funny, ironic, and bitter realities of life. His stories were deemed as laugh-out-loud fun ...more
İsrail edebiyatından kısa ancak dopdolu öyküler. Avi Pardo çeviriyorsa güzeldir dedim, yanılmadım.
Otobüs yolcuğunda başlayıp yolcuğun yarısında bitirip yeniden okumaya başladım .Yüzde tebessüm bırakan hikayeler ile dolu hoş bir kitap.
Aku syak ni versi translasi moden.
İsminden dolayı okumak için ölüp bitmiştim. İyi hoş da çok abartmışım. Kendi kendimin hayalini kırdım. Sanırım kara mizah olduğundan pek sarmadı. Tanrı Olmak İsteyen Otobüs Şoförü için bile değer tüm kitabı okumak.

*Bu öykü geç kalan yolculara asla kapı açmayan bir otobüs şoförüne dair.Kimseye. Kötülüğünden değil, çünkü kötülüğün zerresi yoktu bu otobüs şoförünün ruhunda; ideoloji meselesiydi sadece.Bu şoförün ideolojisine göre geç gelmiş bir yolcuya kapıyı açmak otuz saniyenin altında bir zaman
Azrin Fauzi
Aku sudah membaca buku ini dalam terjemahan Inggerisnya entah beberapa tahun yang lalu. Ada cerpen yang aku masih ingat sepenuhnya. Dan ada juga cerpen yang aku ingat-ingat lupa. Antara cerpen yang aku gemari ialah;

Cerita Tentang Seorang Drebar Bas Yang Nak Jadi Tuhan. Berkisar tentang prinsip. Prinsipnya, dia takkan buka pintu basnya untuk mereka yang lewat!

Lubang di Dinding. Ceritanya "bangang" (meminjam kata-kata Udi dalam cerpen ini).

Memecahkan Babi. Comel. Bittersweet. Tapi di akhir cerita,
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Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer known for his short stories, graphic novels, and scriptwriting for film and television. His books had been published in more than thirty languages.

Keret has received the Prime Minister's award for literature, as well as the Ministry of Culture's Cinema Prize. The short film Malka Lev Adom (Skin Deep, 1996), which Keret wrote and directed with Ran Tal, won an Israel
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