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Calypso

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Beschreibung

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.

When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.

David Sedaris is the author of the books Theft by Finding,Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, and Barrel Fever. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4. He lives in England.

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Kopierschutz Ja i
Family Sharing Ja i
Text-to-Speech Ja i
Seitenzahl 272 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 29.05.2018
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9780316392358
Verlag Little, Brown and Company
Dateigröße 1670 KB

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Calypso
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 06.05.2019
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According to the blurb "these stories are very, very funny - it's a book that can make you laugh till you snort", so I gave it a try. Who doesn't love funny stories about families? Well I didn't laugh, I didn't even crack a smile. The funny thing though is, that I still couldn't stop reading. It's beautifully written, dark and... According to the blurb "these stories are very, very funny - it's a book that can make you laugh till you snort", so I gave it a try. Who doesn't love funny stories about families? Well I didn't laugh, I didn't even crack a smile. The funny thing though is, that I still couldn't stop reading. It's beautifully written, dark and bizarre. So I don't regret reading it, not one bit. Sedaris is smart and gifted, no doubt, and I bet there are people out there, who can even find humour in these stories. 4 stars

Unterhaltsam aber anspruchsvoll
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Hombrechtikon am 07.12.2018
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Calypso: Ein sehr unterhaltsames Buch mit anspruchsvollem Vokabular für jemanden, der nicht englischer Muttersprache ist.


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