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!!> Read ➶ Sorry, Wrong Country ➺ Author Konstantine Paradias –

Sorry, Wrong Country Sitting Across From You On The Bus, Passing By You In Aisle 7, Stopping To Stare You Over In The Middle Of The Night For No Reason Whatsoever This Is A Book About The Strangeness In Our Lives That We Let Pass Us By Gathered Over 8 Years Worth Of Wading Through The Greek Crisis On Ground Zero, This Book Is A Collection Of All Too True Stories, Without All The Awful, Cynical Trimmings Of Real Life Included Sorry, Wrong Country Is A Rough Guide Into Everyday Oddity, Telling The Stories Of Greeks Slowly Coming Apart During The Economic Crisis Featuring Short, Easy To Digest Stories About Sex, Death And Everything In Between, It S Not So Much A Memoir, As Much As The Roadmap Of The Modern Economic Crash, Told Through The Lens Of Everyday People.

!!> Read ➶ Sorry, Wrong Country  ➺ Author Konstantine Paradias –
  • Paperback
  • 204 pages
  • Sorry, Wrong Country
  • Konstantine Paradias
  • English
  • 22 August 2018
  • 9781946335074

    10 thoughts on “!!> Read ➶ Sorry, Wrong Country ➺ Author Konstantine Paradias –

  1. says:

    THIS WAS GREAT So raw, so raucous, so damn witty Hilarious and thought provoking Over 200 pages, almost 40 piercing little look see tales from the strange and somber side of Greece The waywards, the nutters, the naysayers, the downtroddens, the optimists, the pessimists, the losts and never foundsComplied over a period of 8 years, Konstantine observed and documented the strange all around him Then hand picked a few dozen blossoms, assorted a colorful arrangement, and delivered this most bountiful bouquet of oddities So fragrant, and flagrant It is quite simply, a series of completely unrelated micro stories and all they have in common is Konstantine as the often speechless and stunned observer, and his homeland of Greece.Just delightfully insightful, all these side splitting tidbits, amusing musings, and off the wall taxi cab type confessions For instance The not so fair meth housing act up The art of blackmailing God into being your bitch A pack rat aficionado so devoted to his craft even the cockroaches croak The student on a...

  2. says:

    Short stories about the weirdos, the petty criminals, the desperate It s amazing how many lives has Konstantine met and kept next to his heart Apart from exposing Greece s dark alleys to people that may never set foot to, he introduces his personal nature to us He is not strictly a fictional author, he is a biographer He has written in ink the lives of people that would never be thought as that important He has accepted them as what they are and has made them immortal We can feel actually his love for these people, even for the ones that have bad history Maybe, that s why Konstantine knows so many they see something in him and want immediately to spill their beans to him What I am missing is life of people that have a normal life, and their problems during this troubled period in Greece I am amazed also about his rich vocabulary, and ...

  3. says:

    If I could describe the stories within this book I d call them too true These are the things you d eventually end up gossiping about, over a cup of coffee, with a friend You d laugh, you d shake your head and deep down inside you d hope you wont end up in one of them in the future Sorry, Wrong Country is equal parts funny, touching and at times hitting too close to home Thi...

  4. says:

    If I am honest, I only bought this book because my sister told me I should try reading an actual book I went through most of the stories while I was dragging myself through the daily commute and they helped pass the time ...

  5. says:

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.This book seems to be very well loved on Goodreads, so I m afraid I m going to have the unpopular opinion this time While I thought the book was perfectly acceptable, I didn t find myself loving it like other readers.This collection of short stories follows various acquaintances and people the author met while working in Greece during the financial crisis, most stories taking on a light hearted, humorous feel to them I think I went into this expecting a very emotional book An in depth look at the struggles people faced, and the limits they were pushed to Based on subject matter, I thought this would be a very impactful book.But it wasn t As hard as it is to admit, I found myself bored for the most part while reading this Maybe this is because I m not very familiar with Greece or Greek culture, and I only have a limited understanding of what the Greek financial crisis entailed I m not sure I had the understanding of the crisis to appropriately place each story into its cultural context I think I also had a hard time enjoying it because humorous books just don t tend to hold my attention I ve also felt humor works best with b...

  6. says:

    In this book Konstantine gives us a bleak picture of Greece during the recession, centered around quirky, unique characters and their stories.Acting as a chronicler of these cream of the crop individuals, he collects their problems, desires, fears, moments of despair and hope and blends them in a mish mash of fast paced, gritty short stories that fall into place like puzzle pieces, creating the grater picture.The end result is that the world he builds is larger than the sum of its parts, creates a feeling of an inescapable empty wasteland where personal battles are fought invisibly each and every day, and the game is rigged against you.Konstantine describes the book as adult fiction altough in the foreword he clearly states that all these people and events are real , creating an eerie feeling where everything is myth and truth at th...

  7. says:

    Full Review Sorry, Wrong Country is a hilarious and entertaining collection of stories about Greece s misfits Its insights into the odd characters Konstantine Paradias has met shows an underclass that can t tell that Greece is sinking into destitution, ...

  8. says:

    I never thought I could enjoy a book placing its characters and describing situations that are so close to current events Konstantine however manages to add humor and wit to anything he chooses to, making the reader enjoy any story I found myself smiling and even nodding in agreement at no one, like some sad, crazy old man, talking to the television s panelists.Kostas writes about the mid crisis daily life i...

  9. says:

    This book is a raw trip into the gloomy side of the Greek Crisis Bittersweet,raw and harsh , yet flowing and vivid, it outlines the image of greek antiheroes with all their desires and weaknesses I loved it

  10. says:

    An entertaining and captivating collection from an accomplsihed storyteller Wonderful characters and brilliant prose.This is my first experience with Paradias s work and I m very much impressed Made up of thirty nine short stories and one poem, it s a journey through the streets of Greece, a country that, in the author s own words, is slowly but surely slipping off the edge of the First World This demise is used as the backdrop as the stories are all told from the author s point of view, relaying the tales of the interesting and often strange characters he has crossed paths with in the course of his working life in Greece There are stories of criminals and shady deals, witchcraft and curses, family and relationships In my opinion, the strengths of Paradias s stories are his characterisation and his beautiful prose Every story is populated with wonderfully unique characters, each...

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