Indjáninn

F ing m n er anna rei arslag fyrir fj lskylduna A v su er g ekki roskaheftur a er l ttir En eftir f inguna blasir nnur hryllileg sta reynd vi g er rau h r ur a hef i ekki geta veri meira fall tt g hef i veri svartur Indj ninn er saga um fj rmikinn str k, rverpi aldra ra foreldra Drengurinn vi mis vandam l a str a sem valda honum erfi leik F ing m n er anna rei arslag fyrir fj lskylduna A v su er g ekki roskaheftur a er l ttir En eftir f inguna blasir nnur hryllileg sta reynd vi g er rau h r ur a hef i ekki geta veri meira fall tt g hef i veri svartur Indj ninn er saga um fj rmikinn str k, rverpi aldra ra foreldra Drengurinn vi mis vandam l a str a sem valda honum erfi leikum uppvextinum, svo sem ofvirkni, athyglisbrest, rautt h r og n rs ni Hann er hugmyndar kur og margv sleg upp t ki hans, sum st rh ttuleg, vekja litla lukku hj hinum fullor nu etta er hrifamikil uppvaxtarsaga sem sveiflast milli str kslegrar gle i og n standi einmanaleika ess sem ekki er alltaf takt vi umhverfi , en jafnframt er h r brug i upp lj slifandi mynd af samf lagi ttunda ratugarins fr sj narhorni barnsins.H fundurinn, J n Gnarr borgarstj ri, kallar Indj nann sk lda a vis gu og segir eftirm la s num Margir spyrja sig eflaust hvort esssi b k s visaga e a sk ldsaga H n er b i H n er ekki alveg s nn a er engin bein lygi henni.
Indj ninn F ing m n er anna rei arslag fyrir fj lskylduna A v su er g ekki roskaheftur a er l ttir En eftir f inguna blasir nnur hryllileg sta reynd vi g er rau h r ur a hef i ekki geta veri meira fall tt g hef

  • Title: Indjáninn
  • Author: Jón Gnarr
  • ISBN: 9789979327929
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. If any skeptics require further evidence of the elasticity of time, please give The Indian by Jón Gnarr a try. It's a mere two hundred eighteen pages—many of which are (mercifully) filled with white space—and yet somehow this plainspoken childhood memoir made time feel as if it were being worked over by a taffy pull. There is a point in the The Wild World of Batwoman episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 at which Tom Servo has become so worn down the interminable badness of the film that [...]

    2. Although I'd seen a few episodes of Jón Gnarr's comedy series Night Shift / Naeturvaktin, it seemed at first that this wouldn't be enough to maintain my interest in this simply-written autobiography (part 1 of a trilogy). I'd picked up what felt like a celebrity memoir - with a plain style and short chapters to appeal to a wide audience, written as a child- narrator; perhaps also structured this way because of the author's ADHD and his openness about it. Other reviews indicate that the sort of [...]

    3. Чели ли сте книги за уж умствено изостанали индианци-кметове от Рейкявик? Не, не сте. И аз до скоро не бях. А чели ли сте книги, написани от деца с проблемно развитие? Дори и да сте, едва ли ви се случва често. Дислекцията, дефицита на внимание и хиперактивността обикновено са с [...]

    4. The second read of my four-book Deep Vellum haul from AWP and my first ever read from Gnarr (or any Icelander, for that matter). I was really entertained by this one. It's a really engaging, dynamic, vaguely Faulkner-esque narrative (in the vein of The Sound an the Fury, kinda-sorta a little bit). Gnarr blends humor with youthful tragedy beautifully in this piece and the juxtaposition of depth and simplicity in the narration will surprise you. It's an excellently written piece that I highly reco [...]

    5. Read Lytton Smith's first draft of the translation to this on the flight back from Europe yesterday, and I cannot wait to publish it in Spring 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6. I had high hopes. Jón Gnarr is widely appreciated in Iceland and is apparently a warm, entertaining character, but I found his memoir too dull to finish. The Indian seems to be his answer to Knausgaard (it's the first of a trilogy), detailing his troubled childhood as a boy with ADHD and other learning impediments. His short chapters are interspersed with notes and dim diagnoses from various psychiatric institutions, but even this narrative novelty doesn't dispel the tedium.

    7. As a Psychiatrist I found this book to be amazing. I loved the juxtaposition between his experience and the excerpts before each chapter from various Psychiatrists. This is the best first-person account of the real neuro-biological differences that children with serious learning differences have. This is a bittersweet story but Gnarr's genius is in how he keeps the tone victorious. I loved this book.

    8. Hló upphátt og fann til með skömminni litlu og stundum foreldrunum. Það er eh svo fallegt að viðurkenna tilfinningar sem eru ekki samkvæmt reglunum en svo sannar og allir kannast við. Fæstir vilja bara viðurkenna þær ❤️

    9. „Индианецът“ искаше само да бъде обичан: azcheta/indianetsat-ion-gnar/Кой твърди, че само художествените сюжети са способни да вдъхновяват? Какво да кажем тогава за необикновените човешки истории, които понякога надхвърлят и най-смелото въображение? Когато посегнете към „Индианецът [...]

    10. Doslova som zhltla úprimný a veľmi otvorený príbeh môjho obľúbeného Islanďana. Niekedy sa mi zdalo, že čo je veľa, to je príliš, ale koniec dobrý, všetko dobré. Bavila som sa na indiánskych historkách aj chlapčenských bitkách. Najlepší je príbeh s požiarom. Budem si asi musieť zohnať aj pokračovanie.

    11. A must read for all teachers! Mér finnst þetta vera skyldulesning fyrir alla kennara og kennaranema. Ég er mjög forvitin að vita hvað varð um Gúmmítarsan og aðra skólafélaga Jóns. Ég hló nokkrum sinnum en oft varð ég mjög sorgmædd og vorkenndi þessum dreng sem leið svo illa og kunni ekki á tilfinningar sínar. Nú þarf ég að finna hinar bækurnar og lesa þær.

    12. Много приятна книга. Нямам търпение да излязат на български и другите от трилогията!

    13. Compulsively readable. The first volume of the autobiographical trilogy by Reykjavík's former mayor (actor and stand-up comic) Jon Gnarr is a deeply sensitive portrayal of what it's like to grow up an perpetual outsider. Gnarr's account of undiagnosed ADHD is written in short clipped sentences that depict how bewildering the world can be for a kid with a severe learning disorder. We see how Gnarr's longing just to fit in with his peers is frustrated by his inability to understand how to fit in. [...]

    14. Picked out this book on a whim after reading a bit about Jon Gnarr on the internet. It sort of fell flat for me. I was expecting something at least chuckle worthy, in spite of the subject matter of growing up with his learning differences- he is a comedian, after all- but the language was very flat and did not strike me with even any attempts at humor. Could be the author, could be the translation from the Icelandic, I don't know. A lot of "I did this," "I did that," while it was interesting to [...]

    15. I'm interested in Iceland and Icelandic literature so I picked up this book, having never heard of the author. Slow going at first but then really interesting and engaging. A boy born in 1967, much older parents (with three much older kids, two of whom no longer live in Iceland), were able to be effective parents with the older kids but don't really know how to deal with this odd (red haired) difficult child. Who gradually comes into his own - and eventually really and truly becomes mayor of Rey [...]

    16. Skálduð ævisaga - ohh hvað ég vona að hún sé meiri skáldskapur en raunveruleiki. Napurleg veröld stráks sem elst upp í "nennuleysi" foreldra. Ofvirkur með athyglisbrest, stimplaður sem geðveikur og jafnvel heilaskaddaður. Stríðni daglegt brauð og utangátta á allan máta. Alveg hægt að brosa af henni á köflum en oftast vorkennir maður sögupersónunni frekar mikið. Skemmtilegt form þar sem sagan er minningarbrot sem fá að flæða en er ekki samfelld saga.

    17. Fyrsta bindi í boðaðri trílógíu. Jón eltist við æskuárin, oft nokkuð fyndið en full væmið kannski og full endurtekningarsamt. Mér finnst vanta dýptina sem hefði komið ef Jón hefði litið til baka sem fullorðinn maður á það sem gerðist þegar hann var barn. Ég vona samt innilega að Jón skrifi bráðlega næstu tvær bækur og pakki þessu inn.

    18. A reflective narrative of an early childhood. Reads like driving through his minimalist memory lane, with nostalgia at the wheel. Well translated into clear, matter of fact prose interspersed with notes from entries in the author's psychiatric records. A good quick read that left me curious about the follow up books in the trilogy (I believe only the first two are in English so far).

    19. A compelling blend of tragedy and hilarity. The author, who became the mayor of Reykjavik, guides you into the life and mind of a child (the author himself) who despite best intentions managed to burn nearly every bridge he crossed. The child's-eye view reveals more than most adults might see.

    20. Interesting story from a real life experience. For any novice on the subject of Iceland like myself, a worthwhile read.

    21. This book was featured in the Nota Benes section of the Sept/Oct 2015 issue of World Literature Today Magazineliteraturetoday/2

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