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A raucous and brilliantly insane road trip of epic proportions, from the Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little. DBC Pierre's second novel charts the unlikely meeting between East and West that follows Ludmila Derev's appearance on a Russian Brides website. Determined to save her family from starvation in the face of marauding troops, Ludmila's journey into the world and womanhood is an odyssey of sour wit, even sourer vodka, and a Soviet tractor possibly running on goat's piss. Meanwhile, thousands of miles to the West, the Heath twins are separated after 33 years conjoined at the abdomen. Released for the first time into the community, they are suddenly plunged into a round-the-clock world churning with opportunity, rowdy with the chatter of freedom, democracy, self-empowerment and sex. A wild picaresque dripping with flavours of British bacon and nasty Russian vodka, Ludmila's Broken English is a tale of tangoing twins on a journey into the unknown.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:AshutoshKhedkar
Teoksen nimi:Ludmila's Broken English: A Novel
Kirjailijat:Dbc Pierre (Tekijä)
Info:W. W. Norton & Company (2007), 336 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 10) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
fun in a slightly bonkers way, although slightly superficial in places. Like, apparently, conjoined twins are really good at tango...
some icky bits, and I have to admit due to jet lag I was reading the last section in the middle of the night and am not 100% clear about the ending. 2.5 ( )
  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
fun in a slightly bonkers way, although slightly superficial in places. Like, apparently, conjoined twins are really good at tango...
some icky bits, and I have to admit due to jet lag I was reading the last section in the middle of the night and am not 100% clear about the ending. ( )
  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
I was expecting alot from this book after the masterpiece that was DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little. In one sense, this book deserves I'd say technically 3 1/2 stars because at the very least it shows how versatile the author can be and it's a rather interesting idea to juxtapose recently separated (previously conjoined) adult British twins with the story of a woman struggling to get her family out of desperate poverty in rural war torn Russia. At the same time, it's a little helter skelter disjointed and always doesn't make the most amount of sense. It's worth reading if you're a fan of the author's and have already read Vernon God Little..otherwise, there's plenty of other novels out there I'd recommend first. ( )
  kirstiecat | Mar 31, 2013 |
I'm a huge fan of DBC Pierre's first novel, Vernon God Little, so was looking forward to reading this. I enjoyed it, though it wasn't quite up to the standards of 'Vernon' - a hard act to follow!

The best thing about Pierre's writing is the quirky way he describes things - who else could bring together Heathrow Airport and the female reproductive organs in a simile that works perfectly! Not to mention the character who 'only saw his words to the door of his mouth, didn't project them out' - witty observations of small details like this were the highlight of the book for me.

The author sticks rigidly to the maxim 'show, don't tell' throughout, meaning that very little is explained straightforwardly, and the style of the narrative means it isn't always totally clear what is being shown either. Generally it's a case of waiting until a character who knows what is going on enters the scene. There were many points in the novel where I felt perilously close to losing the plot altogether - often when the Russian characters were arguing in their very particular style - though somehow it managed to come together at the last minute.

The final few chapters pack a punch or two, and though some of the events jar a little, bearing in mind the almost slapstick humour that precedes them, I am sure there is a symbolic message in there. I may just have to read the book again to figure out what it is. ( )
  jayne_charles | Aug 28, 2010 |
I find it difficult to rate this story about the recently seperated conjoined Heath twins and the Eastern European Ludmila. Throughout the first three quarters of the book I did not like it, and could not sympathize with the characters. It took me until the final chapters, when the two story lines physically meet, to feel for Ludmila and the twins. In addition, the writing style (all characters have their own peculiar way of speaking) gets annoying. ( )
  SimoneA | Jan 5, 2010 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 10) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
It is a very sad thing to report, but this novel, unlike its predecessor, does not work. DBC Pierre: wake up the bird in your head!
 
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A raucous and brilliantly insane road trip of epic proportions, from the Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little. DBC Pierre's second novel charts the unlikely meeting between East and West that follows Ludmila Derev's appearance on a Russian Brides website. Determined to save her family from starvation in the face of marauding troops, Ludmila's journey into the world and womanhood is an odyssey of sour wit, even sourer vodka, and a Soviet tractor possibly running on goat's piss. Meanwhile, thousands of miles to the West, the Heath twins are separated after 33 years conjoined at the abdomen. Released for the first time into the community, they are suddenly plunged into a round-the-clock world churning with opportunity, rowdy with the chatter of freedom, democracy, self-empowerment and sex. A wild picaresque dripping with flavours of British bacon and nasty Russian vodka, Ludmila's Broken English is a tale of tangoing twins on a journey into the unknown.

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