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Tycoon by Željana Giljanović (book review)/ Tajkun Željane Gijanović (recenzija knjige)


I've just finished reading Tycoon by Željana Giljanović. It has taken me just a few hours to finish it....And what a enjoyable read it has proved to be! Situated in Split and (as the title would indicate) focusing on a life of a tycoon, this novel is all that such a novel could hope to be be: funny, intelligent and memorable. One more thing I have to mention are the dialogues, for most part they are fantastic and sound really natural.

The only thing I didn't like was not the novel itself but the foreword that was mostly about the person who wrote it. However, I do agree with the part of the foreword that was actually about a novel.... and that states that the novel would make a great play because of the excellent dialogues.

 It's not one of those life changing books, but it is one for one would recommend reading.

Upravo sam pročitala Tajkuna, roman Željane Giljanović i trebalo mi je svega par sati da ga dovršim, lako štivo na neki način, ali ne mislim to u lošem smislu...roman je zapravo dosta dublji nego što se čini na prvi pogled...užitak za čitanje. Radna romana smještena je u Splitu i vrti se, kao što  naslov da naslutiti, oko života tajkuna. Sve je što bi se moglo očekivati od takvog romana: inteligentan, smiješan i upečatljiv. Moram spomenuti i dijaloge koji su stvarno većinom odlični i zvuče jako prirodno.

Jedino što mi se ne sviđa nije roman sam nego onaj tekst na kraju koji je napisala Mani Gotovac i nekako uspijela govoriti o njemu (većinom!!!) o sebi, mislim stvarno neukusno, pisati ogled o nečijem romanu, a baviti se svojom karijerom. Znamo svi da su bila intendantica kazališta u Splitu i što sada sa tim? Kakvoga smisla sada ima napadati Mucala? Nije ti to mjesto za nekakve osobne napade--ili je barem tako ispalo. No, slažem se s onim što je Mani rekla o samom romanu, a to je  da bi se mogao pretvoriti u kazališnu predstavu jer su dijalozi i likovi stvarno dobri.


Nije to jedna od onih knjiga koja će vam promijeniti život, ali jest jedna od onih koju vam preporučavam da pročitate.

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