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Calypso

David Sedaris

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Beschreibung

'Sedaris is the premier observer of our world and its weirdnesses' Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt

'He's like an American Alan Bennett' Guardian

'Unquestionably the king of comic writing . . . Calypso is both funnier and more heartbreaking than pretty much anything out there' Hadley Freeman, Guardian

'Entrancing . . . This book allows us to observed not just the nimble-mouthed elf of his previous work, but a man in his seventh decade expunging his darker secrets and contemplating mortality . . . The brilliance of David Sedaris's writing is that his very essence, his aura, seeps through the pages of his books like an intoxicating cloud, mesmerising us so that his logic becomes ours' Alan Cumming, Scotsman

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 writing has 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 tumour joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet - and it just might be his very best.

Produktdetails

Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz Ja i
Family Sharing Ja i
Text-to-Speech Ja i
Seitenzahl 272 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 29.05.2018
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781408707838
Verlag Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Dateigröße 539 KB
Verkaufsrang 38825

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Calypso
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 06.05.2019
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

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

Calypso: Ein sehr unterhaltsames Buch mit anspruchsvollem Vokabular für jemanden, der nicht englischer Muttersprache ist.


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