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Tarted accumulating and I felt I must write something about it There was too much precious material to be lost It's the small details that I like they are completely realAs for the characters Some of the main characters have something to do with real people but in the end it turned out that they evolved into archetypes of characters from the Transition The Transition the time after the fall of Communism was a period of change from the old Socialist ways to democracy This brought with it struggles for a new identityThe main strands of the plot chart the struggle for representation. Varadin Dimitrov the new Bulgarian ambassador in London should have announced his arrival at his duty station earlier But he prefers to catch his embassy staff by surprise and much to his dismay he realizes that a lot of things are not going too well in this important outpost of Bulgarian diplomacy The cook a crucial person in each embassy as it seems is not only caught in dubious business deals with a failed actor and his even doubtful associate of probably Siberian origin; he has also a true Xanthippe as a wife and even worse he obviously had never access to the treatise “On the hierarchy of the diameter” a never published dissertation which makes its rounds secretly in diplomatic circles because it explains the difficult art to make sandwiches of the right size – as the Ambassador learns from a guest at his first reception We will never know for sure if this guest was poking fun or if he is dead seriousAlso the other embassy staff is uite remarkable the technical staff is spinning intrigues against the diplomats and vice versa an important speech is almost lost due to the incompetence of a stagiaire the embassy building is used as a kind of cheap hotel by Bulgarian guests such as the mayor of Provadia and even by fired former embassy staff that rejects to leave this cozy and cheap place But the worst are the phone calls that the Ambassador receives from Bulgaria from a certain person that was instrumental in his being posted to this attractive location – this individuum is obsessed to have an opportunity to meet the ueen in person and reminds poor Varadin very urgently to pay back his favor Fortunately for the ambassador there also a few things that seem to make his stay in London at least partly pleasant there is Katya the attractive student that is cleaning his office and who as it turns out has also many other talents and there is also this nice MP a true friend of Bulgaria who gets him acuainted with a seemingly very discreet and efficient PR agency that can resolve his major problem with the ueenIt would spoil the fun of reading this novel which is full of surprising developments funny situations and satirical moments if I would say about the plot Alek Popov knows how to develop a story and how to keep his reader's attention This is the kind of story that asks on every page to be turned into a movie and indeed “Mission London” was successfully adapted into a film by Dimitar Mitovski which was a box office hit in Bulgaria in 2010 outperforming even Avatar In the second half of the book Popov is doing a little bit too much some developments are too forced and exaggerated for my taste and one of two loose ends are not properly tied up But it is definitely a lot of fun to read this novel that has plenty of tempo and offers excellent entertainment during the biggest part of the book Some critics compared him with John Irving or TC Boyle That’s aiming a little bit too high but Popov is definitely a very talented author It will be interesting to read from himAnd by the way after I read this book I am glad that I didn’t aim for a career in the diplomatic service

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Мисия ЛондонAnd for a new image of both the elite and the ordinary citizen It looks at how ordinary people from Eastern Europe are trying to adapt to the West and be part of a greater Europe a process which involves the disruption of many illusionsOn the other side it is about perceptions the West has about itself and about Eastern Europe Alek wants to invert the balance in which it was traditionally the West that imagined or colonised other cultures by writing about them from a Western standpoint This book is also an attempt to colonise the West through the view of the Eastern European order. Really funny unusual I liked it a lot

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Read ß Мисия Лондон Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Мисия Лондон By Alek Popov – Alek Popov is a leading figure on Bulgaria's contemporary literature scene Having written numerous award winning short stories and scriptsAlek Popov is a leading figure on Bulgaria's contemporary literature scene Having written numerous award winning short stories and scripts which have been translated into over a dozen languages Mission London is his first novel In a style something like Pulp Fiction it tackles the behaviour of Bulgaria's new elite on the eve of accessionThe action is set in an Eastern European embassy in London Alek himself worked in the Bulgarian embassy in London inThe background of the book is very real for this reason I wasn't intending to write this book actually but over time the material s. Took me a little while to really start enjoying this but I did and it was laugh out loud funny in a couple of places with a great ending