Mission London

Mission London The new Bulgarian ambassador to London is determined to satisfy the whims of his bosses at all costs Putting himself at the mercy of a shady PR agency he is promised direct access to the very highest

  • Title: Mission London
  • Author: Alek Popov Charles de M. Gill Daniella De M. Gill
  • ISBN: 9781908236180
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • The new Bulgarian ambassador to London is determined to satisfy the whims of his bosses at all costs Putting himself at the mercy of a shady PR agency, he is promised direct access to the very highest social circles Meanwhile, on the lower levels of the embassy, things are not as they should beCombining the themes of corruption, confusion and outright incompetence, PoThe new Bulgarian ambassador to London is determined to satisfy the whims of his bosses at all costs Putting himself at the mercy of a shady PR agency, he is promised direct access to the very highest social circles Meanwhile, on the lower levels of the embassy, things are not as they should beCombining the themes of corruption, confusion and outright incompetence, Popov masterly brings together the multiple plot lines in a sumptuous carnival of frenzy and futile vanity, allowing the illusions and delusions of the post communist society to be reflected in their glorious absurdity

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    1. Kaut arī autors atrunājas, ka šis stāsts ir tikai iztēles auglis, tomēr atainotie notikumi acīmredzot ir arhetipiski, jo visnotaļ apraksta ikviena diplomātiskā dienesta ikdienas problēmas, vismaz ciktāl tas attiecas uz Austrumeiropas valstīm pārejas periodā (t.i. divtūkstošo sākumā). Sadursme starp stabili korumpētajām valstīm un post-padomju režīma valstīm, kas vēl tikai taisās pakaļ. Un, protams, iekšējās intrigas un cena, ko nākas maksāt par varu. Apskaužu Al [...]

    2. A very interesting and deliciously self-deprecating modern story about Bulgarian society. A little bittersweet, but overall one of the few good Bulgarian books published in the last decade.If you haven't lived here for atleast an year, you probably won't fully understand the humour.

    3. Интересна книга която показва психологията на българският чиновник и българинът в чужбина. Мисля че в тази си част книгата се е справила блестящо, но самата история е леко разочарование. Очаквах по-голяма интрига. Доста предвидима. Чете се много лесно :)

    4. Една цинична книга за модерния Бай Ганьо. Развитието на сюжета става ясно рано, но пък е интересна за четене. Отрезвяваща.

    5. Feinste Satire auf hohem Niveau [german review]Der frisch gebackene bulgarische Botschafter, Varadin Dimitrov, trifft zwei Tage zu früh in der Londoner Botschaft ein, wo er eine Balkan-Fassung von Sodom und Gomorrha vorfindet: Sein Koch steckt in irgendwelchen dubiosen Geschäften mit der Russen Mafia, die junge Botschafts-Putzfrau, angeblich eine Bulgarische Studentin, ist Stripperin, und der Bürgermeister von Provadija steht mit seinem Prachtkörper unter der Dusche, weil man ihn nicht woand [...]

    6. I am getting a bit softer with the ratings, I think. In fact, I am not completely sure whether to give Mission London 3 or 4 stars, but since it is one of the few contemporary novels I read recently that was actually decently written (ok, plus it's Bulgarian ;)), I thought it should get 4 from me.Mission London is a short-ish book set in present-day London, with the story taking place in or around the Bulgarian embassy in the UK. It is a humorous novel about the inner struggles and, often quite [...]

    7. Доста забавна книжка. Ако харесвате теми за емигранти и български манталитет, разбира се :)

    8. По-малко забавна и повече сатирична, на места доста простовата.И макар да показва в пълен блясък отрицателните черти в характера на българина и острата форма на снобизъм в хората, не ме впечатли с нещо изключително. По-автентичен образ от Бай Ганьо в родната литература няма [...]

    9. mytwostotinki/?p=134Maybe Varadin Dimitrov, the new Bulgarian ambassador in London should have announced his arrival at his duty station earlier. But he prefers to catch his embassy staff by surprise and much to his dismay he realizes that a lot of things are not going too well in this important outpost of Bulgarian diplomacy. The cook, a crucial person in each embassy as it seems, is not only caught in dubious business deals with a failed actor and his even more doubtful associate of probably S [...]

    10. "Misijai Londonā" ir apmēram tāda leksika un vispārējā noskaņa kā Stroika ar skatu uz Londonu apvienojumā ar tādu vērienu un koncepciju kā Mērnieku laiki.Vietām ļoti labs humors. Taču lasot pārņēma zināms izmisums par to, ka VISI šīs grāmatas varoņi ir satirizētas kartona figūras, kas nolemti iemiesot tikai savu nāciju ļaunākās īpašības.Uzzināju šo to par bulgāru nacionālo tēlu un diplomātiskā dienesta ikdienu. Daudzas no grāmatā tēlotajām bulgāru pro [...]

    11. Grāmata, par kuru aprakstu Kurpjukastes blogā netaisīšu, jo sanāktu ekstra īss. Dažos vārdos - grāmatā ir daudzi skatupunkti, kuriem ir savstarpējā saistība, bet ļoti atšķirīgas cilvēku šķiras - no Bulgārijas vēstnieka Londonā līdz pat prostitūtai. Domāju, ka interesantāk būtu grāmatu lasīt orģinālvalodā, bet tā kā es krieviski ņebumbum, tad man šis prieks atkrīt. Tracinošas bija zemsvītras atsauksmes, kurās tulkotāja centās paskaidrot katru uzvārdu un [...]

    12. Добре, малко по-добре от "Черната кутия". Добре че беше и филмът, та да чуят хората за Алек Попов. Не че съм го гледала, но да си призная, книгата я държах две години и чак когато се зашумя, че са я запечатали на лента, седнах да я прочета. (това бе ефектът от "Черната кутия") И на ед [...]

    13. Naja - Eigentlich stehe ich sehr auf solche abstrusen Stories - a bissal Balkan, groteske Verwicklungen, Humor, Diplomatie. aber ich bin nicht wirklich warmgeworden mit der Geschichte, obwohl schon sehr gute Ideen verarbeitet und eingestreut wurden, und die Sprachfabulierung auch ganz schön kunstvoll betrieben wird. Hat mir so mittel gefallen - als einfache Strandlektüre beim gestrigen Sonnenschein hat es gereicht. Begeitstert hat es mich aber nicht.

    14. Много ме забавлява Алек Попов, нямам търпение да видя как са направили филмаТолкова типични черти на едно място: кокошкарството, манията да се докаже, че сме първи във всичко (и в тоалетните) и в същото време срама от миналото

    15. It is a fun book, easy to read(for me it took 2 days) and it leaves the right impression about the Bulgarian reality(and culture). Quite interesting, compared to the contemporary literature in Bulgaria, it's worth reading.

    16. Невероятно смешна. Завладяващо свеж хумор, комични образи и същевременно много реалистични.

    17. опит на алек попов да звърти в комичен плот каръщините на участници в неизбеждните административно-драматични отношения в специфична институция.

    18. I finished reading this book within two days and had to laugh out loud while reading it. The absurd story and the bizarre characters are just fun to read about.

    19. Четох я отдавна. Какво да кажа - добре написана, на добро ниво, но без да е нещо особено.

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