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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 When Mordy, our hero, discovers that his girlfriend from his life before has also 'offed' herself, he sets out to find her, and so follows a strange adventure Full of the weird and wonderful characters, and the slightly surreal twist of events that we've come to expect from Etgar Keret, this novella is full of humour and comic flashes, but it is also wistful, longing for a better world and perfect love. Kneller's Happy Campers is fast and bizarre and full of a fearless street-punk surrealism, as though Charles Bukowski is channelling the imagination of Lewis Carroll.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Miriam Shlesinger Translator. 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 When Mordy, our hero, discovers that his girlfriend f 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 When Mordy, our hero, discovers that his girlfriend from his life before has also 'offed' herself, he sets out to find her, and so follows a strange adventure Full of the weird and wonderful characters, and the slightly surreal twist of events that we've come to expect from Etgar Keret, this novella is full of humour and comic flashes, but it is also wistful, longing for a better world and perfect love.

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A clever short story on the futility of human existence, given with excellent doses of humor and tenderness. The film Wristcutters: A Love Story, is based on this book. Another version has also been released as a graphic novel under the title "Pizzeria Kamikaze". The author creates a parallel universe, where those who have committed suicide go. The scars from their wounds remain on their post mortem bodies, but that does not prevent them from living, working, traveling and falling in love.

Even dying again. Jul 29, Stylo Fantome rated it it was amazing. I saw the movie first and was curious when I realized it was based on a book. I like the sort of disjointed, clipped way of storytelling the author has. Nov 16, sj rated it really liked it Shelves: yorwtfiw. Originally posted here. Everybody hates him, except Uzi. I think there's this thing that after you off yourself, with the way it hurts and everything — and it hurts like hell — the last thing you give a shit about is somebody with nothing on his mind except singing about how unhappy he is.

Etgar Keret's Kneller's Happy Campers manages to be funny and depressing at the same time. It's the story of Mordy's life-after-death, the events that follow him through the time after he killed himself after a break up with his girlfriend. Yes, the entire book takes place in an actual afterlife, one that's reserved for those who've committed suicide. Mordy's from Tel Aviv and his best dead friend is Uzi, an East German whose entire family lives together in this dark landscape.

You read that right. It's dark. Everyone bears the scars of the manner in which they killed themselves. The "hottest" girls are those that ODed because they look just like girls did back in Life - no slashes on their wrists, no sagging skin from drowning, no bullet holes or exit wounds in their heads. It's not possible to ever forget that this is a land entirely populated by the dead, even if they go about their day-to-day business just like they did when they were alive.

Everyone has jobs Mordy works at Pizzeria Kamikaze [heh] , there's car trouble and drunken nights on the town. But it's not just the story of Mordy's everyday afterlife, it's the story of a quest he sets out on with Uzi once he learns that the girl he killed himself over has ALSO killed herself.

He believes it means they're obviously MFEO and has decided not to stop until he finds her. I want to talk and talk and talk about this book - but it's difficult, because it's really only a novella. To say any more would give the entire thing away and I don't want to do that to you.

It's possible that my attempts not to spoil things are futile, because there's a movie Wristcutters: A Love Story from which has a kickass soundtrack Gogol Bordello! The ending of the book, while not as give-up-candy-for-life-cos-it's-so-sweet as the movie, is in my mind, anyway superior and rather hopeful.

I am doing a terrible job of talking about this book. Just go read it because it's short and it's worth your time.

Stop arguing with me. View 2 comments. Sep 22, Jen rated it really liked it. This is such a short novella that it reads almost like a script to the movie Wristcutters: A Love Story. There's a lot very similar, which makes the movie a true adaptation.

At the same time, the movie offers a bit of extra details that aren't included in the novel. Hollywood classically tacked on a happy ending to the movie while the book's ending is truer to the point of the book: the pointlessness of Mordy's hell and how the things you want only happen after they are no longer important. August I also read the French translation. What else could I find? I also enjoyed it!

I was a little confused by the changing of the names and now I am looking forward to the sunny day when I am going to be able to read this book in Hebre August I also read the French translation. I was a little confused by the changing of the names and now I am looking forward to the sunny day when I am going to be able to read this book in Hebrew and see which translation was Jan 14, Roslyn rated it liked it. Keret's whimsical, deadpan style really appeals to me, but this novella, while quirky and filled with his trademark irreverent black humour, didn't work as well for me as his short stories and non-fiction, but is different in feel to his fiction I kept feeling that it needed to be either shorter or a lot longer.

Still, an interesting read. Mar 20, Mona rated it liked it Shelves: An unintelligible but funny book:. Sep 04, Michael Loring rated it it was amazing. 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.

When he discovers that Desiree, too, has commited suicide and now resides within the same plain as him, he recruits his only friend Uzi to go on an adventure to find her. The overall mood of the book is dark and moody, the comedy very morbid and dry, but still as funny as slapstick.

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. All versions of this novella are amazing, and I seriously recommend you check them ALL out! Oct 05, Simay Yildiz rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. Mordy, after killing himself, find himself in the afterlife world, which really is a lot like ours. The difference is that people walk around baring the wounds of how they killed themselves, bullet holes in their bodies and such.

At the bar he discovers, Mordy meets Uzi and they become friends. And then, when Mordy finds out the love of his life - or so he thinks - killed herself and ended up in the same world as his, he and Uzi go on a road trip to find her. That's also where they meet Keller. I honestly don't want to go into too much detail because it's such a tiny book that I feel like I'll spoil a lot if I say more.

In every chapter, which aren't more than four pages tops, Mordy finds himself in a different "pickle," if I may. His adventures are fun, especially his friend Uzi, but sometimes you feel weird for finding it funny because, you know, they killed themselves.

Here, everyone wants to know what you know for a living, but in that world, they want to know how you did it. There are all sorts of people who did it in different ways, and some of them take it way too personally if asked how. Remind you of anybody?

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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 When Mordy, our hero, discovers that his girlfriend from his life before has also 'offed' herself, he sets out to find her, and so follows a strange adventure Full of the weird and wonderful characters, and the slightly surreal twist of events that we've come to expect from Etgar Keret, this novella is full of humour and comic flashes, but it is also wistful, longing for a better world and perfect love. Weird and wonderful collection of very short chapters, almost vignettes, that take place in an afterlife exclusively populated by people who killed themselves. Oddly, the hereafter looks a lot like This is an oddly sweet novella about the afterlife in the place reserved just for people who've commited suicide. This other world is actually rather like ours people still have boring jobs, girl

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