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Ir adversaries whether politicians musicians or bazaar sellers sent to Gulag Almost everybody at some point in this book gets sent or bazaar sellers sent to Gulag Almost everybody at some point in this book gets sent a labor camp Yet somehow many parts of The Railway made me laugh out loud This 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 The 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 arriv. He 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 At the heart both the town and the novel. E usually by train Other characters spend most of their time drinking either tea or vodka Most of them are esigned 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 I may not know a lot about Uzbekistan after eading this book but I have some wonderful images of itThis book uite possibly deserves five stars and I just didn t appreciate it sufficiently to be amazed but I was impressed by both the book and the translation There are wonderful nicknames and wordplay
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are so it is difficult to believe this is a translationEdit Translation 5 Writing 5 Understanding by Twin Temptation (Harlequin Blaze reader not 5I am penalising the book because I m being thick which is unfairRating changed to five stars. Stands theailway station a source of income and influence and a connection to the greater world beyond the town Rich and picaresue The Railway is highly sophisticated yet contains a naive delight in its storytelling chronicling the dramatic changes felt throughout Central Asia in yet contains a naive delight in its storytelling chronicling the dramatic changes felt throughout Central Asia in early 20th century. The RailwayCould not finish the book I felt confused all along as each story does not stitch much with each other a book of intersecting does not stitch much with each other a book of intersecting 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 " i like Ismailov s voice and the initiation to a small with a great history of many peoples living their own idiosyncratic lives Yes it s extremely postcolonial magical ealist which means you can expect tears to destroy cinema carpets people to be able to emove 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 personal interest absolutely willing to have the. 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 Mefody Jurisprudence the town's alcoholic intellectual; Father Ioann a Russian priest; Kara Musayev the Younger


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    The Railway (EPUB) Having 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 translate

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    The Railway (EPUB) The Railway is both a confusing and a delightful book There are a lot of characters from a lot of different ethnic groups; it spans

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    DOWNLOAD ✓ CREATIVASTUDIO.CO.UK ✓ Hamid Ismailov Hamid Ismailov ✓ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD CHARACTERS The Railway Rounded 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 th

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    The Railway (EPUB) This one started out confusing mostly because of the vast number of characters and the seemingly unrelated stor

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    CHARACTERS The Railway The Railway (EPUB) This 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

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    DOWNLOAD ✓ CREATIVASTUDIO.CO.UK ✓ Hamid Ismailov Hamid Ismailov ✓ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD The Railway (EPUB) Yes 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 Comm

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    The Railway (EPUB) DOWNLOAD ✓ CREATIVASTUDIO.CO.UK ✓ Hamid Ismailov Hamid Ismailov ✓ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD I 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

  8. says: The Railway (EPUB) Hamid Ismailov ✓ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD

    CHARACTERS The Railway The Railway (EPUB) Hamid Ismailov ✓ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD a book of intersecting stories of a cast of dozens in a soviet uzbek town with humourous sad disturbing and bit

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    DOWNLOAD ✓ CREATIVASTUDIO.CO.UK ✓ Hamid Ismailov The Railway (EPUB) A difficult book to read One that I'll return to in greater detail some day

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    The Railway (EPUB) DOWNLOAD ✓ CREATIVASTUDIO.CO.UK ✓ Hamid Ismailov Hamid Ismailov ✓ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Could not finish the book I felt confused all along as each story does not stitch much with each other

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