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Russian Disco by Wladimir Kaminer
Russian Disco by Wladimir Kaminer
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4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing., 13 Mar 2004
A hugely entertaining collection of short stories about russian inmigrants, and the life of a literated yet disfranchised young artist, in after-the-wall Berlin. Wladimir Kaminer's outlook is predictably ironic, yet rarely he seem bitter, and he resists the temptation of turning his peers into larger-than-life bohemians. He doesn't even talk so much about himself as he do about friends and family, letting his personal point of view appear as the book goes on. "Russian Disco" is a great little book that's refreshingly unpretentious, yet manages to describe Berlin's streetlife accurately.