The King of Taksim Square

Free Epub The King of Taksim Square Pages 360 ISBN 1503951618 Ê Emrah Serbes
  • The King of Taksim Square
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  • Emrah Serbes
  • English
  • 13 November 2017
  • 1503951618

About the Author: Emrah Serbes

Free Epub The King of Taksim Square Pages 360 ISBN 1503951618 Ê Emrah Serbes Emrah Serbes was born in Yalova, Turkey He graduated from the theater department of Ankara University, and he currently writes for newspapers, magazines, and television His short story collection, Erken Kaybedenler Predestined Losers , was published in 2009 Serbes s novels include Her Temas z B rak r Every Touch Leaves a Trace and Son Hafriyat The Last Excavation , both noir mysteries set in Ankara and later developed into the hit television series Behzat., followed by the film Behzat Seni Kalbime G md m Behzat I Buried My Heart His newest novel, The King of Taksim Square, is his English debut.


Ê D87E7929D ↠´ Free Epub ☆ The King of Taksim Square 9C699B23F Why I picked it upThis was offered as a Kindle First and I thought the premise sounded interesting On a recent trip to Ukraine, I got the chance to visit the Maidan square in Kyiv, where a recent uprising took place, and while there I thought to myself, it would be interesting to read a novel set within a revolution like this, but not too politicized, just something with some characters trying to get along in such an environment So when I saw The King of Taksim square I thought hey, someone ac Why I picked it upThis was offered as a Kindle First and I thought the premise sounded interesting On a recent trip to Ukraine, I got the chance to visit the Maidan square in Kyiv, where a recent uprising took place, and while there I thought to myself, it would be interesting to read a novel set within a revolution like this, but not too politi I was hooked by the MC s unique vo Why I picked it upThis was offered as a Kindle First and I thought the premise sounded interesting On a recent trip to Ukraine, I got the chance to visit the Maidan square in Kyiv, where a recent uprising took place, and while there I thought to myself, it would be interesting to read The King of Taksim Square a novel set within a revolution like this, but not too politicized, just something with some characters trying to get along in such an environment So when I saw The King of Taksim Square I thought hey, someone ac Why I picked it upThis was offered as a Kindle First and I thought the premise sounded interesting On a recent trip to Ukraine, I got the chance to visit the Maidan square in Kyiv, where a recent uprising took place, and while there I thought to myself, it would be interesting to read The King of Taksim Square a novel set within a revolution like this, but not too politi I was hooked by the MC s unique voice right away a lar yice has an interesting perspective of life and translates his views into often hilarious, sometimes biting, commentary telling his small story against the backdrop of the larger, historical events in Turkey in the Spring of 2013 I am sure I am not the only person to call him the Turkish Holden Caulfield, but that is the comparison that kept running through my mind.
I remember watching the events unfolding online, especially Twitter, so I I was hooked by the MC s unique voice right away a lar yice has an interesting perspective of life and translates his views into often hilarious, sometimes biting, commentary telling his small story against the backdrop of the larger, historical events in Turke year old a lar is just another apathetic teenager except when it comes to his sister, i dem, who he believes is the world s most beautiful and brilliant nine year old Determined to display her genius, a lar grooms i dem s talent into a perfect Michael Jackson impersonation and pursues a sure route to fame YouTubeTragically, a lar s efforts are sabotaged by a little incident internationally known as the Taksim riots Now it seems Free Epub ☆ The King of Taksim Square that everyone s too busy watching the people s uprising unfold to click on i dem s video That leaves a lar only one recourse he will have to use the riots to his advantage After all, who wouldn t want to watch a child doing the moonwalk against the backdrop of political unrest But as a lar strives to showcase his sister, he finds himself pulled into the heart of the uprising and discovers that he may just have talent of his ownFrom bestselling author Emrah Serbes comes a hilarious, poignant story of a teen s struggle to find his place and launch his sister s star amid Turkey s real life fight for freedom I received a copy of The King of Taksim Square by Emrah Serbes from its publishers,Crossing, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.
While reading The King of Taksim Square , Serbes protagonist, seventeen year old Caglar, reminded me a lot of Holden Caulfield because of the style of his direct narration and its stream of consciousness energy Interestingly I struggled to finish Catcher In The Rye but enjoyed this book The King of Taksim Square farCaglar is a bigshot in his small town, mainly becaus I received a copy of The King of Taksim Square by Emrah Serbes from its publishers,Crossing, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.
While reading The King of Taksim Square , Serbes protagonist, seventeen year old Caglar, reminded me a lot of Holden Caulfield because of the style of his direct narration I am about 60 pages in I have no idea what is going on or why I should care I am moving on with life This is a weird book The King of Taksim Square I think there may be some cultural things that are not translating well.
This is a bit like a Turkish Catcher in the Rye The main character is a teenage boy in a small town in Turkey His 9 year old sister is about to enter a talent show as a Michael Jackson impersonator, his father left the family a few years prior, and the protests in Istanbul in Taksim Square are about to begin Lots of humorous passages, and I enjoyed the satire That said, I wanted to like the bookthan I ultimately did It needs a good editing, particularly once the setting shifts to Ta This is a bit like a Turkish Catcher in the Rye The main character is a teenage boy in a small town in Turkey His 9 year old sister is about to enter a talent show as a Michael Jackson impersonator, his father left the family a few years prior, and the protests in Istanbul in Taksim Square ar ð The King of Taksim Square µ This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This is a strange book The King of Taksim Square Our story follows the exploits of aglar Iyice, a seventeen year old in Turkey at the time of the Taksim Square uprising in 2012 He narrates his efforts to make his nine year old sister, igdem, a Michael Jackson tribute artist, famous, first by trying to get her on an Idol type television talent competition, then by trying to make her a viral YouTube star The plan is complicated, however, by the untimely breakout of the Taksim Square uprising, which comes to flood soci This is a strange book The King of Taksim Square Our story follows the exploits of aglar Iyice, a seventeen year old in Turkey at the time of the Taksim Square uprising in 2012 He narrates his efforts to make his nine year old sister, igdem, a Michael Jackson tribute In The King of Taksim Square we get a view of the young man on the verge of adulthood, possessing both the wisdom and ignorance that only an analytical 17 year old can Much like Holden Caulfield of The Catcher in the Rye or even John Bender of The Breakfast Club , the main character, Caglar, thinks that he has life figured out but is regretful that it is as blemished as it is.
Caglar has a lot to process on a daily basis a mother who is overwhelmed by life, an uncle who plays the role of the In The King of Taksim Square we get a view of the young man on the verge of adulthood, possessing both the wisdom and ignorance that only an analytical 17 year old can Much like Holden Caulfield of The Catcher in the Rye or even John Bender of The Breakfast Club , the main character, Caglar, thinks that he has life figured out but is reg Despite my love of Turkish food, I have a lack of familiarity with Turkish literature Perhaps that explains why I just could not get into or appreciate this book The King of Taksim Square The narrator is an older boy although I spent most of the book The King of Taksim Square trying to figure out how old he was, it turns out he s about seventeen , who believe his sister walks on water, his mother is a useless excuse for a human being, and his dad has abandoned him for political causes The characters in the narrator s life are universally bori Despite my love of Turkish food, I have a lack of familiarity with Turkish literature Perhaps that explains why I just could not get into or appreciate this book The King of Taksim Square The narrator is an older boy although I spent most of the book The King of Taksim Square trying to figure out how old he was, it turns out he s about seventeen , who believe his sister walks on wate The author has managed to perfectly capture the voice of an arrogant 17 year old boy You know there s a reason I don t have children DNFed 55 pages in I just can t do this I loathe the main character Even his one redeeming characteristic of loving his sister borders on the psychopathic and creepy I received a complimentary copy of this book The King of Taksim Square via a Goodreads giveaway Many thanks to all involved in providing me with this opportunity.

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