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Publish date: October 17th 2013
Publisher: Presses de la Cité
Pages no: 475
Edition language: French
A delightful, surprising, silly, convoluted and humorous historical tale -- until it went on way too long. Nombeko, the hero/main character, turns all bad things her way. She's smart, snarky and rather wonderful. She does some crazy things, but because it's a fantastical story, I was more than wil...
Ironically funny1 This story took a minute to get to where it needed to be, but the journey to get there was fun and full of surprises. I love the characters, although some are distasteful creatures. Nombeko is awesome, and so is Holger Two. I love how smart Nombeko is. She is so clever that most pe...
Jonas Jonasson has a gift for political satire couched in extraordinary tales of endurance and intelligence. His characters are at once completely believable and extraordinary caricatures. You want to believe that people like this really do exist (and sometimes you shudder at the thought). The Girl ...
Divertente e surreale ma sempre curato ed intelligente.Lettura fresca, fluida e piacevole, in cui si intrecciano con la massima naturalezza vicende di bassa quotidianità con eventi di portata mondiale.
Darum geht's: Die aberwitzige Geschichte der jungen Afrikanerin Nombeko, die zwar nicht lesen kann, aber ein Rechengenie ist, fast zufällig bei der Konstruktion nuklearer Sprengköpfe mithilft und nebenbei Verhandlungen mit den Mächtigen der Welt führt. Nach einem besonders brisanten Geschäft setzt...
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