Pizzeria Kamikaze y otros relatos/ Pizzeria Kamikaze and Other Stories


Pizzeria Kamikaze is about a guy with a broken heart who committed suicide only to find himself at Pizza Kamikaze, a regular day job in a world where everyone died before. Now, it's about passing time.
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Pizzeria Kamikaze is about a guy with a broken heart who committed suicide only to find himself at Pizza Kamikaze, a regular day job in a world where everyone died before. Now, it's about passing time.
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Adapted by Israeli writer Keret from his own short story, and drawn by Hanuka, this rather slight graphic novel was originally serialized in the comic Bipolar. Narrator Mordy is a 20-something slacker who's killed himself, only to discover that the afterlife for suicides is rather like his previous existence, except with everyone's mortal injuries visible. (The dead can also perform miracles, but only if they're nothing particularly special.) He's got a job in a pizzeria, and a bunch of go-nowhere friends-but then his old roommate, who's thrown himself out a window, turns up and tells Mordy that the girl he killed himself over has also done herself in. Mordy and his pal Uzi head off on a not-particularly-vigorous search for her and find that she's fallen in with someone who calls himself the Messiah King, who has plans of his own for the intentionally dead. As a satire of the culture of blankness, it's somewhat feeble-Keret spends so much time setting up the ground rules for his limbo that the plot barely has a chance to develop, and it's hard to work up much sympathy for any of his affectless suicides. Hanuka's duotone artwork improves as the story goes along, building to some eerie images of heavenly tedium. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Best known for his screenplays and graphic novels, Keret caught the literary world's attention in 1994 with the publication of his second book, Extrañando a Kissinger("Missing Kissinger"). He is the recipient of many awards, including the Israeli Prime Minister's award for literature, an Israel Film Academy Award, and a Camera d'Or Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, and has gained popularity with young adults through his graphic novels and comic books. In these five stories, Keret explores the culture of blankness exemplified by the title story, whose characters have all committed suicide. Broken-hearted, 20-year-old Haim has killed himself by slitting his wrists and ends up working at Pizzería Kamikaze in a world where everyone has died before. He discovers that suicide leads to existence in an afterlife limbo that is slightly worse than his former life. There, Haim encounters uninspired friends, including his former roommate, Ari, who threw himself out of a window. Soon, the girl who drove Haim to his death arrives in the afterlife, and Haim and Ari start a not particularly vigorous search for her. As satire, this story falls short because the author focuses less on plot than on setting up the ground rules for the afterlife, also explored in the volume's other stories. Nonetheless, Keret's lean, contemporary style and use of everyday language, slang, and dialects solidifies his position as a major 21st-century writer. "Pizzería Kamikaze" debuted as the feature film Wristcutters: A Love Story in 2007. Recommended for large public library collections serving Spanish-speaking adults.-Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis, Univ. of Denver, CO

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789685679299
  • Publisher: Advanced Marketing s De Rl De Cv
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 107

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