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Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes (2009)

by Daniel Kehlmann

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Interwoven stories revolving around writers. Which ones are real? Which ones are the stories the main author wrote? Wait a minute, ALL of the stories are made-up. Right? ( )
  BooksOn23rd | Nov 25, 2015 |
it was one of the most creative novel I've ever read.but it was just creative.just this.some stories were great.some of those were normal and slow but totally worth for reading.it was a new experience. ( )
  payam-tommy | Mar 13, 2015 |
“Stories within stories within stories. You never know where one ends and another begins! In truth, they all flow into one another. It’s only in books that they’re clearly divided.”

But: in this book they are not clearly divided. They are linked with recurring characters and situations. Just when you think we are done with one character, he pops up unexpectedly in another episode. Intriguing and fun. A delight to read. ( )
  seeword | Feb 23, 2014 |
Ein intellektueller Selbstmörder, eine lebende Romanfigur und ein verzweifelter Bigamist sind nur ein kleiner Bruchteil der Charaktere, die Kehlmann durch die Welt ziehen und interagieren lässt. Nicht unbedingt miteinander aber mit maßgeblichen Berührungspunkten.

Das in 9 Kurzgeschichten aufgeteilte Buch ist doch ein Ganzes. Die Wertigkeit und Deutung der Zusammenhänge ist in meinen Augen nicht steril sondern Tiefsinnig gelungen und lädt zum Gedankenverlieren in das eigene Leben ein. Der Tanz zwischen erdachter Realität und Fiktion, deren Schlüssel für mich in der dritten Geschichte zu finden ist, lässt einen gleichzeitig Hoffen und Zweifeln. Es bereitet Freude, die zwar lebendig in ihren Taten und Handlungen erblühenden aber von einer schweren Melancholie gezeichneten Charaktere jeweils ein kurzes Stück zu begleiten.

Es kommt einem nach der kurzen Lektüre des Buches, das wohl problemlos auf einer Zugfahrt von München nach Brüssel zu lesen wäre, so vor, als ob die Abschnitte der Geschichten zu kurz sind und man würde gerne weiter erfahren was das Leben für die einzelnen Protagonisten noch vorsieht. Aber gottseidank hat Kehlmann diesem zu erwartenden Leserwunsch nicht nachgegeben und verschwindet somit auch nicht in Belanglosigkeit und Kitsch.

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  peterde | Jan 26, 2014 |
interesting concept to have single stories which are together one novel. hilarious when the characters argue with the author on how the story should go. each story has a different writing some style. some are tricky to read. and the names of thr character are hard to remember so that i had to look to back to find them in an older story. ( )
  kakadoo202 | Jun 16, 2013 |
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Noch bevor Ebling zu Hause war, läutete sein Mobiltelefon.
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Denn wie Rosalie kann auch ich mir nicht vorstellen, daß ich nichts bin ohne die Aufmerksamkeit eines anderen, ja daß meine bloß halbwahre Existenz endet, sobald dieser andere den Blick von mir nimmt - so wie eben jetzt, da ich diese Geschichte endgültig verlasse, Rosalies Dasein erlischt.
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A man buys a mobile phone and starts receiving calls intended for someone else. After some initial hesitation, he begins to play with his new identity. From one day to the next, an actor's phone falls dead silent, as though someone had stolen his life. A writer takes a pair of trips with a woman whose worst fear is to end up in one of his works. A somewhat confused Internet blogger wants nothing more than to become a character in a novel. A detective-story writer goes missing while on a journey through Central Asia, a fictional old woman on her deathbed quarrels with the writer who created her, and a managing director at a mobile phone company goes crazy trying to manage his double life with two women.… (more)

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