Vatermord und andere Familienvergnügen: Roman by Steve Toltz

Vatermord und andere Familienvergnügen: Roman

bySteve Toltz, Clara Drechsler, Harald Hellmann

Kobo ebook | June 23, 2010 | German

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Eine Vater-Sohn-Geschichte – aberwitzig und teuflisch gut erzählt!

Jasper Dean sitzt im Gefängnis und erzählt von den Jahren, als er sein wollte wie sein Onkel Terry, ein Polizistenmörder, der zum beliebtesten Volkshelden des Landes avancierte. Kein Wunder, dass Jaspers Vater alles daransetzte, als Australiens größter Wohltäter gleichzuziehen. Jasper wurde Zeuge seines Scheiterns – und erzählt nun die ungeschminkte Geschichte der Deans. Ein höchst vergnüglicher Ausflug an den Rand des Wahnsinns, auf der Suche nach dem Sinn des Lebens.



»Die Leiche meines Vaters werden sie nie finden.« Mit diesen Worten beginnt Jasper Dean die Odyssee durch die windungsreiche Geschichte seiner Familie. Zeit seines Lebens hat sich Jasper mit der Frage herumgeschlagen, ob er seinen Vater bedauern, ignorieren, ihn verehren oder gar umbringen solle. Vater Martin, ein Moralist ohnegleichen, war Australiens meistgehasster Wohltäter. Und nichts hat ihn mehr verärgert, als der Bruder von Terry Dean zu sein – dem beliebtesten Verbrecher des Landes. Nicht verwunderlich also, dass Jasper unter die Räder des Bruderzwistes kam ...

Mit unbändiger Fabulierfreude entführt uns Steve Toltz in die verrückte Welt der Deans. Höchst amüsant erzählt er von Räuberhöhlen und Nervenheilanstalten, von wilden Verfolgungsjagden durch drei Kontinente, von den Höhen der ersten Liebe und den Tiefen fehlgeleiteten Ehrgeizes – von allem, was das Leben zu bieten hat.

Title:Vatermord und andere Familienvergnügen: RomanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 23, 2010Publisher:Deutsche Verlags-AnstaltLanguage:German

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous! This book was such an enjoyable read that I don't even know where to begin with a review. It is a multigenerational drama that follows the lives of 2 men in one particular family--a father and son. The father is incredibly eccentric and often troubles and, in turn, his son trying to fit into the world around him being raised the product of such an environment. I laughed so so hard and cried while reading this. I have gifted this book to multiple people and I think that almost anyone can find some enjoyment and delight in this great novel.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! This book: such an explosion of nonsensical and ridiculous brilliance! A fast-paced yarn from beginning to end with a smooth narrative. You'll fall in love with the protagonist and his tragicomical interactions with his father and the rest of the world, and be a little sad when it finally comes to it's glorious end.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clever sarcastic view of many life situations This book was interesting because of the tone it was written in. I was compelled to finish the story even though I felt like I was being yelled at the whole time. This story of a man and his father seemed like a hateful and frustrating relationship but the very long and convoluted road they took through their life developed an appreciation and love for each other that left me with a surprising feeling of warmth.
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I dont know how many copies of this book have sold already but it should be more. Well written and dealing with universal themes, this Australian writes in an easy style that's great to read. Funny characters and hilariously improbable situations kept me interested through to the end. And a few surprises. One of my recent top five favorites.
Date published: 2009-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT I loved this book, I loved the characters...........parts of it were hysterical. I would love to read anything written by Steve Toltz.
Date published: 2009-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "a roller-coaster of dry humour and laughs" Humourous, interesting "oddball" characters who's lives are intertwined from the beginning to the end. A very amusing look at a father-son relationship. Kooky, whimsical read though I found it a long read(500+pgs)
Date published: 2009-03-05