Sibirischer Schwindel. Zwei Abenteurromane

Sibirischer Schwindel Zwei Abenteurromane In the first novel Platon s Tunda the American narrator and his friend Valera a sharp tongued Jewish drifter from Moscow search out the traces of shamanism in the arctic republic of Yakutiia But

  • Title: Sibirischer Schwindel. Zwei Abenteurromane
  • Author: Stefan Sullivan Ulrich Blumenbach
  • ISBN: 9783821845142
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the first novel, Platon s Tunda, the American narrator and his friend, Valera, a sharp tongued Jewish drifter from Moscow, search out the traces of shamanism in the arctic republic of Yakutiia But the shamans have died off, and the native reindeer herders have migrated to capital Yakutsk, a gritty, permafrosted sprawl of shabby wooden huts and Soviet brutalism Once thIn the first novel, Platon s Tunda, the American narrator and his friend, Valera, a sharp tongued Jewish drifter from Moscow, search out the traces of shamanism in the arctic republic of Yakutiia But the shamans have died off, and the native reindeer herders have migrated to capital Yakutsk, a gritty, permafrosted sprawl of shabby wooden huts and Soviet brutalism Once they arrive, the duo dives into the city s hard drinking core of shamanic revivalists folklorists, dancers and heavy metal trancers On the side, the narrator inches forward with a biography of one Platon Oyunski, the author of a Bolshevik era epic poem entitled, The Red Shaman Bear bile traders, corrupt Francophile functionaries, and aspiring fashion models from the local Ministry of Culture help lighten the mood.The second novel, Diary of a Cowboy Outfit, honors the theme of greed in its latest incarnation, a Mercedes dealership in the oil and gas boomtown of Tyumen, West Siberia Modestly titled the Siberian World Company, the firm is run by Olaf, a Norwegian arms trader who lives far beyond his means, spouts flaky MBA jargon, and can t control his secretive local partner, Kolya, a former biathlete now dabbling in the dangerous jet fuel trade Troubled by Kolya s increasingly independent initiatives, Olaf hires the narrator with a freshly minted Oxford PhD on Hegel and no business training to build synergies between the disconnected parts of the firm The descent that follows into provincial bohemia, contract killings and 1000 nights on the town drives the story toward an unsavory climax, leaving a vivid and disturbing portrait of post Soviet frontier capitalism.

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    1. This books is a bluff package. The author himself had spent some adventurous years in early post-communist Russia and then wrote these two "adventure novels" about it. He did not write a book of reports about the arrival of capitalism in Siberia, because he would have had trouble selling his cynical machismo if the reader had to take it is the opinion of an empirical person. So, he took the veil of a novel protagonist where he, the author, could hide behind. And treat the reader with cynical mac [...]

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