I enjoyed this book very much Funny and informative stories from a military contractor living in various areas of Turkey for 10 years in the 1950 s and 1960 s This is written as a series of short stories The writing style is simple, almost friendly A style I very much enjoyed, especially with these type of stories I especially enjoyed reading about his adventures to the various ruins throughout Turkey and to read and feel his genuine interest in these locations, the history that happened there a [...]
While the author struck me as incredibly arrogant, most of his observations were right on I am half Turkish, half American and grew up in Izmir,Turkey right where the author lived when he was in Izmir, in fact While the book was written well before I was even born, I could see Tumpane having similar experiences even in modern day especially when away from larger cities It was an amusing read, though by the end I wanted to throttle Tumpane.but that is a personal preference The rules for driving a [...]
Great book so far It is amazing how similar things are in Turkey now I am able to laugh and relate to Tumpane s experiences because not much has changed I appreciate this country that much .
Great book if you want to learn about Turkey and gain an understanding of why Turkish thinking is so screwed up to Americans.Absolute must read if going there Written about events in the 1950s 1960s and not much has changed.5000 years of history, 50 years of progress.
I fully enjoyed this totally irreverent book about life in Turkey as I was preparing for a talk about Turkey The author took us to the places he lived Diyarbakir, Izmir, and Ankara and so many of the wonderful archaeological sites of Turkey Descriptions of his exploits were delightful.
Found a signed copy at a thrift store and I really enjoyed this book Insightful funny and clever.
Helped get me through 15 months at Incirlik AB Adana, Turkey.
Having stayed in Turkey for 6 months, this book made me laugh until I cried I also read it with my husband, and though he s never been to Turkey, he really enjoyed, as well.
Fun read great introduction to Turkish culture It was funny and informative and very well written.
Funny and true I don t know if it would be as funny if you didn t haven t lived or spent time in Turkey.
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