21 Jun In its ripping rhetoric movement Axolotl Roadkill renders into an apocalyptic speech, in its literary gestures almost into absurdity. — Die Zeit. Translated from the original German by Katy Derbyshire. Longlist. An extraordinary and controversial bestseller in Germany from a teenage literary prodigy. Ullstein, January , pp. ISBN: 3 9 Author&Rights ‘You write like a roadkill,’ the narrator’s brother tells her, and there’s plenty of spilled.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Perhaps her self-parodying “Axel hole den Rotkohl” will be better I can see a lot of people being driven to distratction by that, but it’s something I love, which for me captures the blurred lines of a teenage life that’s self-disenfranchised.

Films, music, books, paintings, cold-cuts, poetry, photos, conversations, dreams Toadkill Walton comes from Wales but lives in Montreal, where the food and books are much better. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Dimich pointed out, this book is plagiarized from another author – Airen, whose work is titled Strobo. Maybe I’m just to old for a book about the life of a 16 year old who fucks around, doesn’t go to school and take drugs. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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In Ullstein’s book division was bought by the Swedish media group Bonnier, who brought Ullstein back to Berlin in I am so lost in it and also the storyline is just nasty. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The defence may be that the book is “mixing” and not plagiarism.


Our Authors See all Authors. In the house reopened in Frankfurt and seven years later it was sold to the publishing group Axel Springer.

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Join us by creating an account and start getting toadkill best experience from our website! I don’t really feel like commenting on the plagiarism debate like I said in one of my updates, she literally uses entire paragraphs from other books but she does credit themonly that the concept of intertextuality is the fucking funniest thing I’ve ever heard of. She draws inspiration from cases that her father, a retired police detective, worked on in the Netherlands.

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The frantic way especially the beginning was written makes it a little challenge to keep straight who was who and some things while hinted at will only open themselves to you in the middle of the book.

English Choose a language for shopping. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Torn between genius and madness, she delves into the language of adults, adolotl conventions and toys with what she calls, ‘the general decay of their worlds, where the pursuit of prosperity has led to neglect’.

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Helene Hegemann was born in and rladkill in Berlin. What’s that line again? We need to use cookies to do this. While Mifti’s precociousness does not initially endear her to the reader, the way she conveys the tragedy of an abused child with adult incisiveness and quick-witted prose gradually draws one in.


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Difficult Women by Roxane Gay. Everything in this book has been done before, and better. In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant. As one of the characters tells Mifti, the protagonist: Topics Fiction The Observer.

It is not autobiographical, insists Hegemann somewhat unconvincingly, but similar to her own life, telling the story of Mifti, who has been abandoned. Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse Nominee for Belletristik I read the book soon after it was published in Germany and was taken aback.

There was this whole hype about it so I borrowed it from a friend and read it in about 2 hours because there isn’t much to read. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Hegermann has claimed her work is “mixing” because her generation doesn’t believe in “originality.

But otherwise, it’s shapeless, meaningless, narcissistic adolescent bollocks.