The Black Box

The Black Box Despite receiving his ashes and a note saying that he has died two brothers believe their father s death has been faked in this satirical novel In two Bulgarian brothers Ned and Ango receive

  • Title: The Black Box
  • Author: Alek Popov
  • ISBN: 9780720618396
  • Page: 270
  • Format: Paperback
  • Despite receiving his ashes and a note saying that he has died, two brothers believe their father s death has been faked in this satirical novel In 1990, two Bulgarian brothers, Ned and Ango, receive an unusual package from the USA a black plastic box containing the ashes of their late father, a professor allowed out of communist Bulgaria to teach in the USA during the 19Despite receiving his ashes and a note saying that he has died, two brothers believe their father s death has been faked in this satirical novel In 1990, two Bulgarian brothers, Ned and Ango, receive an unusual package from the USA a black plastic box containing the ashes of their late father, a professor allowed out of communist Bulgaria to teach in the USA during the 1980s However, the brothers are left with a nagging sense that something is not quite right Since neither of them has seen the body they begin to doubt if he is he really dead But if the death had been faked, why 15 years later, as the brothers forge new and very different lives Ned a management consultant Ango a dog walker to the rich in their new home in New York, some answers begin to emerge A darkly comic tale of disillusionment, The Black Box explores the nature and logic of our Western neo liberal capitalist system and how so many of us are all driven to acts of greed, imprudence, and recklessness in the pursuit of money and wealth.

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    1. East Europeans on the make, getting big-shot jobs in finance and going through all kinds of scrapes. This ought to be a jolly old romp, and it wasn't boring or tiresome, but somehow unengaging. I kept finding I'd completely forgotten whatever quirky traits the minor characters were meant to have. There's all sorts of business about intrigue and conspiracies and highbrows in low places, but I'm just reminded that "The Crying Of Lot 49" never came alive for me and that's why I never bothered with [...]

    2. S koricaDva rođena brata iz Bugarske, dve sasvim različite prirode, nađu se zajedno u Americi da istraže nerasvetljene okolnosti očeve smrti. Roman sa naizgled klasičnim kriminalističkim zapletom prerasta, međutim, u grotesknu priču o socijalizmu i kapitalizmu pred raskrinkavanjem, o sveopštim usponima i padovima, o čuvanju pasa i novcu Tu se, u duhu tranzicije, pojavljuju nenadani obrti i, iznad svega, autorov prepoznatljivi, povremeno brutalni, humor, koji neodoljivo vlada radnjom i [...]

    3. Fifteen years after receiving their father’s ashes in a black box, the Bulgarian brothers Nedko (now known as Ned) and Angel still can't believe that he is really dead. In the meantime Ned has become a successful, high-paid consultant working with a major firm in New York City. After failing to start a publishing company in Bulgaria, Angel miraculously wins the green-card lottery and moves into Ned’s apartment overlooking Central Park. He plans to stay there until he finds a job. After a pro [...]

    4. I read this book on and off over the course of a year and that may be the reason why I didn't like it that much. The way Popov tells the story is not new, but interesting: Each chapter is devoted to one of the two Bulgarian brothers and tells the storyline from his point of view. Also, there is more than just one storyline. They take place on different continents and just cross every now and then and at the end. The story itself is pretty surreal: Two groups of dog-walkers in NYC are fighting ea [...]

    5. След като прелистих и последната страница на тази книга, само един въпрос се въртеше в главата ми: "Ъ, ти майтапиш ли се, бе?" Все се надявах, че ще изскочи някой от някъде и ще спаси историята, че ще има нещо мъничко под повърхността на сюжета, че ще се изцепи в последното изреч [...]

    6. Една звездичка за забавните и точни наблюдения върху механизмите и митологията на капиталовите пазари (усеща се намесата на професионалист в областта); още една за няколкото хубави сюреалистични сцени и добре замислената структура. За останалото - останалата една звездич [...]

    7. Като цяло книгата ми харесва. В историята става дума за двама братя, които са емигрирали в Америка, като се споменава и България, разбира се. Във всяка глава се редуват преживяванията от гледната точка и на двамата герои. На моменти имаше твърде големи описания, които честно [...]

    8. Hat mich beim Anlesen in der Buchhandlung so sehr interessiert, dass ich mir sogar das teure Hardcover gekauft hab.Ziemlich schräges Buch. Ich weiss nicht so recht ob es mir wirklich gefallen hat, musste es aber doch rasch zu Ende lesen, wurde nämlich noch ganz spannend gegen Ende.

    9. Силен (но не много успешен) напън за креативно писане + две щипки хумор + една уж реална, но изглеждаща доста украсена, история = черна кутия, пълна с „тайни”.Ако ти се чете нещо неангажиращо в мързеливите следобеди — ела и си вземи!

    10. *3.5 stars*Funny and odd with many nods to the classics of modern literature. First three quarters were brilliant but the end was a little mechanical.

    11. Knigata e poveche ot dobra. Az lichno q prochetoh bukvalno na edin duh, vurvi mnogo leko i opredeleno q preporuchvam, goreshto :)

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