The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other Stories

The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other Stories

by Etgar Keret
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ISBN-10:
1592641059
ISBN-13:
9781592641055
Pub. Date:
01/01/2005
Publisher:
Toby Press LLC, The
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The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other Stories

Israel's hippest bestselling young writer today, Etgar Keret is part court jester, part literary crown prince, part national conscience. The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God gathers his daring and provocative short stories for the first time in English.

Brief, intense, painfully funny, and shockingly honest, Keret's stories are snapshots that illuminate with intelligence and wit the hidden truths of life. As with the best comic authors, hilarity and anguish are the twin pillars of his work. Keret covers a remarkable emotional and narrative terrain-from a father's first lesson to his boy to a standoff between soldiers caught in the Middle East conflict to a slice of life where nothing much happens.

Bus Driver includes stories from Keret's bestselling collections in Israel, Pipelines and Missing Kissinger, as well as Keret's major new novella, "Kneller's Happy Campers," a bitingly satirical yet wistful road trip set in the afterlife for suicides.

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ISBN-13: 9781592641055
Publisher: Toby Press LLC, The
Publication date: 01/01/2005
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

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The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God and Other Stories 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
1984 More than 1 year ago
I usually do not enjoy short stories. I think most of them lack character development and I am always left wanting more. This is not the case with Etgar Keret's stories. His stories are so well presented and they aren't like anything else i have read. They are not predictable and that's so refreshing! Since the stories are translated from Keret's native tongue all i can do is wonder how amazing they are in their native tongue since a lot of things get lost in translation. My favorite was "Kneller's Happy Campers" which was turned into a movie called Wristcutters starring Patrick Fugit (of Almost Famous) and Shannyn Sossamon (of A Knight's Tale) and even Tom Waits!---LD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great book!  Beautifully written and so much fun!! A true home library must have!
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The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God is an enjoyable collection to read. Etgar Keret emerged as witty, penetrating, humurous and very knowing. He is a fresh breath of to short story writing.