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i love this book. Too overwhelmed by 33 moments of happiness frankly to give a damn Perhaps there could have been far fewer moments to endure While some of the stories were marginally interesting, many were just downright dull It s an exercise in stylistics, references completely missed by me, and a largely tedious set of exercises at that Done with Ingo Schulze, I am happy to say He s had his chance to generate my interest and he s repeatedly failed He just doesn t seem to have anything to say that perhap Too overwhelmed by 33 moments of happiness frankly to give a damn Perhaps there could have been far fewer moments to endure While some of the stories were marginally interesting, many were just downright dull It s an exercise in stylistics, references completely missed by me, and a largely tedious set of exercises at that Done with Ingo Schulze, I am happy to say He s had his chance to generate my interest and he s repeatedly failed He just doesn t seem to have anything to say that perhaps explains why he needs far too many pages to say it Nope, i didn t enjoy it It s a collection a very short episodes not even stories but without a connection I found it hard to follow. Sau eu nu ma pot concentra asupra cartii sau cartea e despre nimic Sunt momente in care nu inteleg legatura dintre propozitii. Una noia mortale Poteva essere un capolavoro, invece per me stato uno strazio dall inizio alla fine After charging in delight hrough the first ten or so stories, marveling at their freshness and gentle fantasy, I gave up on page 212, defeated by the repetition 33 stories is too much and the cloying replication of classic Russian prose styles Defeated. Schulze has some very solid short stories in this collection, but others fall a little flat The best are truly surprising and precise. 33 Moments of Bleak really The happiness is fleeting and buried deep in these tales of Russia post perestroika Short vignettes of Soviet life amidst a harsh climate both personal and political, I struggled with these short stories and never really seemed able to connect to any of the characters Apparently they are based on a myriad of Russian stories and there s a short glossary at the back which provides some helpful connections Have to say that unless you have read a wide range of Soviet l 33 Moments of Bleak really The happiness is fleeting and buried deep in these tales of Russia post perestroika Short vignettes of Soviet life amidst a harsh climate both personal and political, I struggled with these short stories and never really seemed able to connect to any of the characters Apparently they are based on a myriad of Russian stories and there s a short glossary at the back which provides some helpful connections Have to say that unless you have read a wide range of Soviet literature, you ll likely miss many of the allusions ^Read Kindle ⇡ 33 Moments of Happiness: St. Petersburg Stories ✙ An intriguing, fabulously bizarre debut collection of short stories by prize winning German writer Ingo Schulze, author of Simple StoriesThese thirty three macabre, often comical short pieces revolve around moments of odd bliss moments seized by characters who have found ways to conquer the bleakness of everyday life in the chaotic world of post communist RussiaPeopled by Mafia gunmen, desperate young prostitutes, bewildered foreign businessmen, and even a trio of hungry devils, the stories are by turns tragic and bleakly funny From a sly retelling of the legend of St Nicholas featuring a rich American named Nick, to a lavish gourmet feast in which the young female cook ends up as the main dish, these stories are above all playful and even surreal and many of them are masterful tributes to Russian writers from Gogol to Nabokov