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Tanrı Olmak İsteyen Otobüs Şoförü

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Prensip sahibi olduğundan otobüsünü asla bekletmeyen bir şoför, Interpol’ün peşine düştüğü küçük bir kız kılığına girmiş bir cüce, cehennem kapısındaki küçük delikten yakınlardaki bir kasabaya inen insanlar, sadece intihar edenlerin gittiği ve içinde yaşadığımızdan pek farkı olmayan sıkıcı bir öbür dünya, merhamet sahibi bir tetikçi ve merhametsiz bir Tanrı… Keret’in dünya ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published 2010 by Siren Yayınları (first published January 1st 2001)
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Kevin Kelsey
May 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
It's definitely different, and some of the stories are great, but there are a lot of mediocre ones too. Kneller's Happy Campers – like the film adaptation, Wristcutters – is really wonderful.
Nat
A collection of Jewish, Israeli and surreal short stories sounded just like my kind of thing. Etgar Keret's The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God & Other Stories stings and thrills with fierce fables of modern life. And I had no idea going into this, but it turned out that I was already familiar with the author's writing from school back when we'd read "Breaking the Pig." So when I stumbled upon said short story in here, I was beyond joyful to have everything come back.

The author, without a do
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Murat S. Dural
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kısa kısa öykülerin içinde sade bir dille anlatılan kimi zaman şaşırtıcı çoğu zaman düşündürücü hikayeler. "Yeraltı" edebiyatı ile düşünsel bir denemenin tam ortasında şekillenen espirili, komik çıkarımlar. Düne ve bugüne atılan taşlar. İsrailli bir yazardan İsrail'e, Musevililiğe, Araplara dair toplumsal ve kişisel eleştiriler. Dilini özellikle beğendim. Fakat konunun bir noktada sıkıştığını düşünüyorum. Özellikle son bölümdeki uzun anlatı. Kendinden evvel anlatılan öykülerden çok farklı, başka ...more
Greg
Jun 10, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Konserve Ruhlar
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sinem
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wristcutters bu kitaptaymış son öykü olarak koymuşlar, güzel sürpriz oldu bana. Onun dışında Etgar bey bildiğiniz gibi.
Tfitoby
Jul 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Ova - Excuse My Reading
Imaginative tales with plenty of metaphors.. I don't think I was able to make 100% of it but would like to read from Edgar Keret again. It reminded me of Ali Smith's short stories somehow.
Кремена Михайлова
Този сборник най-малко ми хареса от четирите прочетени досега. Ето в такъв ред приблизително са всичките за мен (предстои ми петият).

„Асамтой“
„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
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Rebecca
How can you not want to read a book with that title? Unfortunately, “The Story about a Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God” is the first story and probably the best, so it’s all a slight downhill journey from there. That story stars a bus driver who’s weighing justice versus mercy in his response to one lovelorn passenger, and retribution is a recurring element in the remainder of the book. Most stories are just three to five pages long. Important characters include an angel who can’t fly, visitors ...more
M.
Dec 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
İsrail edebiyatından kısa ancak dopdolu öyküler. Avi Pardo çeviriyorsa güzeldir dedim, yanılmadım.
Ema
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-my-shelves
3,5*

Li esta colectânea de mini contos em doses homeopáticas e é assim que aconselho a leitura. Não diria que o autor neste livro tem um estilo muito definido, apesar de ser muito próprio e diria até alternativo. Acho que ele junta especialmente o realismo mágico com o surreal, passando muito pela guerra e pela violência, fala sobre a normalidade escondida atrás de coisas estapafúrdias, e aborda as relações humanas de uma forma muito crua e bruta. Uma coisa que não encontrei aqui foram textos fof
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Mustafa Şahin
İlk kez Etgar Keret okudum, diğer kitaplarını da okumayı düşünüyorum. Tuhaf bir tarzı var ama sondaki uzun öykü ve diğer bir iki kısa öykü dışındakiler pek bana hitap etmedi sanırım. Avi Pardo'nun çevirisi muhteşem yalnız.

Bir de hislerime tercüman olan bir alıntı:
Ev yemeği gibisi yoktur. İzahı güç, ama özel bir şey söz konusudur, bir duygu. Miden bunun parası ödenmiş bir yemek olmadığını, sevgiyle pişirildiğini bilir sanki.
Sang
Apr 28, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Burak Yıldız
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Muazzam. Hayal gücü dünyanın yetersizliğinden dolayı çıkmıştır. Hayal gücünün hayal gücü ise hayal gücünün yetersizliğinden. İşte bu kitap bu tanıma uygun.
Zeynep Nur
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: öykü
Etgar Keret'e dair hiçbir şey bilmeden aldım bu kitabı. Ortada belli bir beklenti de yoktu ama eğer yazar hakkında bir şeyler duymuş olsaydım yine aynı zevki alırdım. Her bir öyküsü bana kalırsa ince ince örülmüş, sade gibi gözükmesine rağmen oldukça detaylı. Beğendiğim, hayran kaldığım bir üslubu var. Kesinlikle diğer kitaplarını da okuyacağım.
Bernard Batubara
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
just finished reading the 1st book of 2016. another work by my newly fav author, Etgar Keret.

compared to the previous work of him that i've read, 'the girl on the fridge', this one is more surreal, more serious, much weirder, more hilarious, and yet also more subtle.

i'm really into his stories and looking forward to read all of his works!
Maryam
Sep 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The stories by Etgar Keret are great, hate the quality of the translation though.
Penjuru Kosong
maaf kalau aku katakan ini mengecewakan aku. satu karya yg dianggap besar tapi karyanya diadaptasi sebegini rupa.

ceritanya menarik. itu saja
heril azwan
Tak perasan buku translasi ini ada tersimpan di rak buku, entah bila membelinya, ketika mengemas ada terselit di rak.

Usai pembacaan, satu perkataan yang sesuai, keliru. Banyak yang saya rasa terlalu ekstrem, atau terlalu out of box, atau saya sendiri memang tidak faham.

Namun, masih ada yang menarik, terutama di awal-awal cerpen. Sesuai dengan tajuk, Drebar bas adalah cerpen yang paling diingiti (atau mungkin itu saja yang senang faham).

Cubalah membacanya, mengembara ke satu daerah asing yang
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Zohal
Jun 27, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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Mrs. McGregor
It was very different. Here's a quick like/ dislike breakdown though, in case anyone is interested:

dislikes:
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
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sappho_reader
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
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Cheryl
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
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Bülent Çallı
Aug 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Etgar Keret ile yeni tanıştım. Anladığım kadarıyla kendisi genelde çok kısa öyküler yazıyor. Sanırım bu tarz kısa, hızlı, hafif öyküler peş peşe okununca etkilerini yitiriyorlar. Kitaba büyük coşkuyla ve 5 yıldızla başladım ama sona yaklaştığımızda ah'larla eh'lerle 3'e kadar geriledik. Kimi hikayeler çok şaşırtıcı. Çok iyi fikirler ve nefis bir mizah var. Kısalıktan dolayı çok fazla hikaye koyacak yer olunca araya vasatlar ve ve vasat altı hikayeler giriyor ve büyü biraz bozuluyor. Keret İsrail ...more
Meagan
Aug 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Bistra Ivanova
Oct 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned, fiction
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 :-)
Seher Andaç
Çöp!
Çöp, çünkü yaşanılan "hakikat" ne sözde ne yazıda var olduğu iddia edilen samimiyeti kaldıramayacak kadar ağır!
Elyse Walters
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Powerful, unique, fresh, invented....,and just damn good!!!!!
Mina Savasci
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sirf wristcutters in hikayesi icin bile bes yildiz verirdim. Diger bazi hikayelere de bayildim. Tanri olmak isteyen otobus soforu kitaba adini vermeyi haketmis. Iyi niyet hikayesinde resmen gozlerim doldu falan filan. Ciddi kultur farki olmasina ragmen yazari sevdim diger kitaplarini da okurum muhtemelen. Tavsiye ederim.
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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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