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❮Download❯ ➺ The Railway Author Hamid Ismailov – Nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Set mainly in Uzbekistan between 1900 and 1980 this compelling novel introduces to us the inhabitants of the small town of Gilas on the ancient Silk Route Among those whose stories we hear are MefodySet mainly in Uzbekistan between 1900 and 1980 this compelling novel introduces to us the inhabitants of the small town of Gilas on the ancient Silk Route Among those whose stories we hear are Mefody Jurisprudence the town's alcoholic intellectual Father Ioann a Russian priest Kara Musayev the Younger th.

E chief of police and Umarali Moneybags the old moneylender Their colorful lives offer a uniue and comic picture of a little known land populated by outgoing Mullahs incoming Bolsheviks and a plethora of Uzbeks Russians Persians Jews Koreans Tatars and Gypsies At the heart of both the town and the novel s.

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  1. Harry Rutherford Harry Rutherford says:

    PDF/EPUB The Railway PDF ↠ Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å railway ebok, The Railway ePUBHaving set myself the modest enough goal for 2010 of reading a few books for the Read The World challenge than I did in 2009 I’m already behind schedule We’re into March and I’ve only just finished my first Ho hum The Railway translated by Robert Chandler is my book from Uzbekistan I was slightly peeved when I received the book to read in the author bio that Hamid Ismailov was actually born in Kirghizstan but his Uzbek credentials appear to be otherwise impeccable His parents were just working in Kirghizstan when he was born at a time of course when both countries were part of the USSR anyway In some ways it’s uite fitting for this novel because


  2. Val Val says:

    PDF/EPUB The Railway PDF ↠ Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å railway ebok, The Railway ePUBThe Railway is both a confusing and a delightful book There are a lot of characters from a lot of different ethnic groups it spans several years in a non chronological way it has the odd history lesson or maybe just a legend thrown in from time to time it has mystical meditations on the meaning of life and God Allah and man which are very seriously meant and some communist tenets which are probably not it has a few trains The various characters may leave and then may or may not come back other characters may arrive usually by train Other characters spend most of their time drinking either tea or vodka Most of them are resigned to their fate however sad and unfortunate and some who are not find changing their circumstances somewhat futile but it not a depressing book at all I did not understand everything of what was going on but I did enjoy it a lot although somewhat in the manner of watching a visually very funny film in a language I cannot understand and without sub titles


  3. Giuz Giuz says:

    PDF/EPUB The Railway PDF ↠ Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å railway ebok, The Railway ePUBRounded up to 4 stars There's a lot to like and a lot to labouriously chew and ultimately give up on digesting People without some connection or experience of ex Soviet countries will have a hard time reading this The final interview between author and translator will shed a lot of light on why the book is the way that it is The ideal novel for me at that time was a novel that was free a novel that could be understood only by myself and that was therefore not serving anyoneAlso why do men authors so often feel the need to inject the ludicrous concept of casual sexual violence sprouting from r


  4. Sirin Sirin says:

    PDF/EPUB The Railway PDF ↠ Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å railway ebok, The Railway ePUBThis one started out confusing mostly because of the vast number of characters and the seemingly unrelated stories but grew on me It is probably harder to follow if you know less about Muslim cultures and Russian Soviet culture yet its a delightfully weird book


  5. Zoe Brooks Zoe Brooks says:

    PDF/EPUB The Railway PDF ↠ Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å railway ebok, The Railway ePUBThis review first appeared on the Magic Realism Books blog I told you that I have developed a liking for Russian magic realism? Yes I think I have And now I can add that I also enjoy magic realism from Uzbekistan the now independent state which was part of the former Soviet Union Hamid Ismailov is clearly in the tradition of Russian satirical magic realism that I admire so much in Bulgakov and Gogol but this is combined with the traditions of M


  6. Baklavahalva Baklavahalva says:

    PDF/EPUB The Railway PDF ↠ Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å railway ebok, The Railway ePUBYes it's extremely postcolonial magical realist which means you can expect tears to destroy cinema carpets people to be able to remove shadows enormous penises to bring down a fence and similar things while the characters invoke Communist leaders and Allah Everyone's fighting for their own perso


  7. Heather Heather says:

    PDF/EPUB The Railway PDF ↠ Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å railway ebok, The Railway ePUBI wanted to like this book a lot than I did The novel takes place in Uzbekistan and features a huge diverse cast of characters representatives from the many ethnic groups in the area I found the first part to be funny and poignant with a meandering but engaging voice Each of the characters has a nickname reflective of a defining characteristic such as Opok Lovely or Umarali Moneybags which definitely helped with remembering them also useful is an appendix at the end of the book listing all the characters Unfortunately as the novel progressed it got increasingly dark and violent and the main story arc if there was one seemed to get lost in the wandering voice I'm sure my unfamiliarity with the area also affected my ability t


  8. Aaron Duhwit Aaron Duhwit says:

    PDF/EPUB The Railway PDF ↠ Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å railway ebok, The Railway ePUBa book of intersecting stories of a cast of dozens in a soviet uzbek town with humourous sad disturbing and biting anecdotes of life before and during communism in now uzbekistanoccasionally though increasingly i'd lose the thread of the thing the cast of characters became difficult for me to keep track of and certain motivations insinuations and allusions were lost on me or likely just went over my head but i like Ismailov's voice and the initiation to a small place with a great history of many peoples living their own idiosyncratic lives


  9. Ee Cheng Ooi Ee Cheng Ooi says:

    PDF/EPUB The Railway PDF ↠ Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å railway ebok, The Railway ePUBA difficult book to read One that I'll return to in greater detail some day


  10. Alexis Lavail Alexis Lavail says:

    PDF/EPUB The Railway PDF ↠ Å nikeairmaxcheapuk.co Å railway ebok, The Railway ePUBCould not finish the book I felt confused all along as each story does not stitch much with each other


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