A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
11 journalers for this copy...
Dieser Eintrag ist zunächst einmal virtuell, weil ich das Buch gerade erst bestellt habe. Es wird in den nächsten zehn Tagen bei mir eintrudeln und dann als erstes von mir gelesen. Weiter geht´s dann mit:
Bitte schreibt, wenn Ihr eine andere Leseposition haben möchtet!
For the book: "A short history of tractors in the Ukrainian" is a booklet in the story, written by Nadezhas´s and Vera´s widowed 84-year-old father. He announces them that he intends to marry a blonde, big-breasted 30-something woman he has met in the local Ukrainian Social Club in the English town, where he lives. For the sisters it is immediately clear, that his bride is only after Western luxuries, not love and care.
A very hilarious story enfolds containing some serious background as well (Ukranian history, WWII, immigration, family secrets, sister rivival), above and over all the book is a story about the struggels in life and for happiness.
Lean back and just enjoy!
I'll send the book to pustefix on Friday.
The thing that made me laugh was when Nadia had to speak to the home office and getting nowhere. Im trying to contact some people in the immigration and nationality directorate for my research, and its true, lunar house may as well be on the moon for how difficult it is to speak to someone!
All the JEs so far sound really nice, and I'll read the book as soon as I'm back from my skiing holiday. (Don't like to take hardcover on travel nor borrowed books.)
I thought, for this weekends train journey, to read a nice book instead of work-related stuff... and I remembered this book was said to be humourous.
How I was rewarded! Until page 6 I had already laughed out twice and shed tears! And of course, there is the beetroot soup...
Dont know if I was just more emotional than usual (thus lol and tears) but I´m looking forward to reading on and finding out if the story can keep up with this promising beginning. (plus also very curious what the other JEs said and will say...)
What a ride the book took me on. It was not so much the foreground story of the fathers marriage but the dialogues between the two sisters and the piecewise discovery of the family's history that I found highly gripping. This book is, imho, very entertaining and thought-provoking, and I consider buying a copy for spreading the word ;o)
I'm so grateful to the Roundabout, as I'd probably never have picked up that book on my own account...
(posted today to elhamisabel in Hessen)
Ich habe im Forum angefragt, ob noch jemand Interesse an diesem Buch hat. Falls sich niemand meldet, machen sich die Traktoren auf die lang verdiente Rückreise nachhause. Lieben Dank!
Ah, ist es auch! ;-)
Ich hab schon öfter davon gehört und darüber gelesen, kenne es aber noch nicht.
Danke, dass ich mitlesen durfte.
Jetzt macht sich das Bucg auf den Weg zu inkling1.
mich für diesen Buchring angemeldet habe ;-)
Vielen Dank- muss aber wegen Ringstaus noch etwas warten.
after finishing the book one feels somehow involved in their family affairs.
Oh, I forgot to mention the interesting compilation of tractor and war links
(I will have a look at the one or other link,too)
On it's way to kiki66; 06.01.09
P.S. having read the following journals, I may add,that I wasn't aware that this book should be "funny"- maybe that's why I enjoyed it; indeed this book is anything but funny.
I was wondering whether that was it :-)
Anyway, I haven't read this one - but heard a lot about it so I am quite curious!
There's just one book ahead so..
On the whole I found the characters quite annoying.
Reminded me also sometimes a bit of 'chick-lit' topics.
But now I have read it and will give it to qantaqa either tonight at the meet-up or tomorrow at our personal meet-up...
Edited to say that qantaqa already has been once on this ring but wanted to be skipped - now the books comes again her way -
so it HAD to be :-))
Kiki will send it to the next person on the list.
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
This book is already on its way to the next reader - since sidney1 knows it as well (she'll probably write some comment after me now...)
I sent it directly to tinkaday!