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Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Find it, watch it, be in heaven. I mean, sure, it’s kinda grim, but it could be so much worse. Where the film gives more of an overview of the story, ‘Kneller’s Happy Campers’ is straight from Mordy’s point of view. The novella is pages broken up into 25 or 26 chapters so it moves really fast.

And it’s definitely nice and fulfilling to start and finish something in one sitting. Review quote “Etgar Keret’s writing hits like a bullet. He is the author of five bestselling collections, which have been translated into twenty-nine languages.

Add to Your books. The overall mood of the book is dark and moody, the comedy very morbid and dry, but still as funny as slapstick. Kneller’s Happy Campers has been adapted into two other formats. People walk around with holes in their heads, gruesome scars along their neck and arms, and blue faces; all according to how they did it.


A World I Never Made. And I absolutely loved the vibe it captures because it displays the familiar feeling of stasis and absurdity present in my own world. This other world is actually rather like ours people still have boring jobs, girl troubles and go out drinkingbut with a few surreal twists.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Not Enabled Screen Reader: The chapters felt like journal entries spanned across weeks and months of Mordy’s afterlife. Everyone bears the scars of the manner in which they killed themselves. Pachinko National Book Award Finalist. One is a graphic novel titled Pizzeria Kamikaze based on the fact Mordy works at a pizzeria of the same name in the novella with illistrations by Asaf Hanuka.

Many of them are young, and most kefet them bear the marks of their death bullet wounds, broken necks those who have over-dosed are known as Juliets. Despite the potentially morbid subject matter, I found this book hapyp delightful and oddly comforting. Just the special suicide place — may Is this about Israel? Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Like something I could relate to and understand so I didn’t feel all messed up or lost in the end of the story.

Nonetheless, it was still a great little read. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter. Although, the story will certainly stay with you.

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I also read a 6 page interview with him on Rigas Laiks finding myself hooked enough to search for some of his work. Trivia About Kneller’s Happy C At the same time, the movie offers a bit of extra details that aren’t included in the novel. Sep 22, Jen rated it really liked it. Hollywood classically tacked on a happy ending to the movie while the book’s ending is truer to the point of the book: Description Kneller’s Happy Campers is a strange, dark but funny tale set in a world very much like our own but it’s an afterlife populated by people who have killed themselves – many of them are young, and most of them bear the marks of their death Want to Read saving….


Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. As with all his short stories, this was a fantastic read.

I read this book in basically one sitting. A long short story.

I do wish that I could have read the book with a fresh look and no prior knowledge of it. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Just go read it because it’s short and it’s worth your time.

A Keert Story and expecting this kind of story, with the humour and the surrealism. Now Kereh have to go watch the movie again! We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. It was a fun read, refreshing in its way after halpy one too many heavy-handed, hamfisted story about depressed teenagers, a more lighthearted stor If anyone wants to make a dark comedy movie of this, they’d make The issues addressed seemed to be simple too and maybe even too simple.