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The Cocka Hola Company: Skandinavische Misanthropie

(Skandinavisk misantropi #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  590 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Wo Houllebecq aufhört, fängt Matias Faldbakken erst an. Selten hat ein Buch über die Abgründe der Konsensgesellschaft sowohl in Skandinavien als auch in den deutschen Feuilletons derart für Aufsehen gesorgt. Ein gut gelaunter, herrlich unterhaltender Angriff auf die großen Lebenslügen von Selbstverwirklichung und individuellem Glück.
Paperback, 462 pages
Published April 2005 by Heyne (first published August 14th 2001)
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Danny Marcalo
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
Well, critique as much as you like. But 460 pages (German translation) of insults, explicit sex scenes and so forth is not as shocking as it was presumingly intended. In a time where depictions of sex and violence are widely available, choosing this confrontational writing approach seems somewhat outdated. Then again, the book is a decade old, in 2005 it was probably a different thing. Do I like what Faldbakken writes? No. I feel as if this in you face writing is sort of dumb. It's a deliberate ...more
Tpeter
Aug 05, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as fast a read as 'Macht Und Rebel' or 'Unfun', but well worth reading. The book has great character, plenty of interesting observations on society and people, but the plot itself is a weak-point. Seems the plot is mainly an excuse for presenting the characters and interesting situations.
Sergio Caredda
Jan 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, owned
Misantropia allo stato puro icuramente questo libro, primo appunto di una serie di tre (apparsi gi� parecchi anni fa in Danimarca), � un libro molto particolare. Se ci si arrende ad una prima lettura superficiale, infatti, il testo risulta essere a volte comico, ma pi� spesso volgare, talvolta noioso, scritto a scatti, vomitevole per certe sue descrizioni. Se per� si legge il libro calandosi un attimo di pi� nel contesto scandinavo, nella societ�, nell�assurdit� di certi progetti raccontati del ...more
Marie
Jun 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: norwegian
En av mine referansebøker, dvs jeg og min mann referer stadig til karakteren Lonyl, adhd- gutten som stjeler energidrikk og har følgende måte å sovne på: hoppe opp og ned i sofaen i et par timer til han segner om av utmattelse.
Thomas Løge
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018
Dette er andre boka av Faldbakken som jeg leser, og jeg overraskes nok en gang av underholdningsverdien i bøkene hans, samt kritikken av samtida vår. Boka framstår for meg som lettlest og underholdende, men det er flere lag i lesinga av denne boka. Mest framtredende er kritikken av samtidsmennesket, hvilket jeg både kan være enig og uenig i. Boka kan i tillegg få en til å se kritisk - eller fra et annet perspektiv - på individer og institusjoner i samfunnet.

Jeg leser det som at vi mennesker inn
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EsteticaMente
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cazzo, figa, bere, fumare, pippare, scopare. Non rigorosamente in quest’ordine. Assieme a schifo e merda sono i termini protagonisti di una storia che sarebbe il sogno della vita di tanti: far guadagnare soldi su quello che la gente ha voglia di fare. Tipo scopare, per esempio, ma mica solo quello.

Al centro di tutto c’è sì una società di produzione cinematografica di film porno, ma non è quello il fine ultimo dell’attività: “mantenersi scopando non è il peggiore dei lavori possibili”, ma non è a
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osoi
Конечно, когда я брала эту книгу с библиотечной полки, я прочитала название как «Кока-кола компани», ожидая прочитать мемуары какого-нибудь корпоративного норвежского клерка, который решил на старости лет выложить на всеобщее обозрение грязные кокакольные тайны. И отсутствие этой книги в каких-либо рейтингах меня не напрягло. Но с первой страницы я уже знала: ее правда не читали. А те немногие, кто осмелился, молчат об этом. Потому что книга исключительно о порнобизнесе в благонравной Норвегии.

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Sinn
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
Ich bin nicht prüde. Ich hatte keine Probleme mit den expliziten Darstellungen in diesem Buch. Und doch frage ich mich, nachdem ich es gelesen habe, was das einmal hätte werden sollen.

Ja, Skandinavien ist eine - im Allgemeinen - lustfeindliche Gegend. Die dort vorherrschende, überbordend mit Moralin gesäuerte und unter der Haube tief frustrierte Gesellschaft ist ein tolles Beispiel dafür, wie man einen ganzen Haufen Menschen dazu bekommt bei Umfragen etwas anderes zu antworten als im persönliche
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La Stamberga dei Lettori
Una settimana non è un lasso di tempo sufficiente, anche se si tratta di quella della novena che precede il Natale, per riuscire a entrare in confidenza con il gruppo di personaggi sconclusionati che formano il collettivo antisociale di Desirevolution: la strana famiglia di Simpel, la moglie Moor, pornoattrice africana, e il loro bambino disadattato Lonyl; Casco Foster, porno attore e figlio di pappa Hans e di Sonja, amministratori della stessa Desirevolution; Tiptop, altra star della casa di pr ...more
Fruchtfleisch
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Vielleicht nicht gerade ein Anwärter für den Literatur Nobelpreis, aber ein herrlich misanthropes Buch eines norwegischen Autors. Erfrischend unkompliziert und unmoralisch, nicht ohne dabei sonderbarerweise entzückend zu sein. Auch wenn das Porno- und Drogenmilieu, in dem die Handlung angesetzt ist, bestimmt nicht jedermanns Sache ist.
Ritja
May 07, 2012 rated it did not like it
"Der ewig-nicht-mehr-so-gegrinst-Misanthropen-Porno-Trash-Lieblingsroman" (Amica)...schon allein dieser Satz auf der Rückseite des Buches hätte mich warnen müssen. Gelesen habe ich es...ohne zu grinsen...dafür mit einem kräftigen "Gähn".
Aran
Nov 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Ja, das Buch ist sehr speziell und extrem. Ich verstehe warum die Meinungen so unterschiedlich sind. Ich stehe selbt zwischen den positiven und negativen Meinungen. Das Buch hat mich unterhalten, der Schreibstil gefiel mir gut. Oft war mir die Handlung dann aber doch leider zu überzogen.
Jenny Sofie
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this. Some disturbing shit along with humor and really good characters.
Oda
Mar 20, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: norwegian
I really liked this, but that was at age 17. I dare not try to read it again.
Idun
Sep 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it.
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Crazy stuff. But perfectly told
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Matias Faldbakken (born 1973 in Hobro, Denmark) is a Norwegian artist and writer. Faldbakken studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen and the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. He is the son of the author Knut Faldbakken and brother of film director Stefan Faldbakken. [wikipedia]

His first three books were published under the pseudonym Abo Rasul.

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