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#1 2015-02-08 14:13:37

Olaf
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Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

I only now just discovered that all three Bobby Dollar novels were published in Russia in 2014. Since I cannot read any cyrillic I can not decipher any details about these publications, but the artwork is quite spectacular. I think they are some of finest covers these books ever had.

The Dirty Streets of Heaven
http://www.rahvaraamat.ee/images/produc … бес.jpg

Happy Hour in Hell
http://www.rahvaraamat.ee/images/produc … аду.jpg

Sleeping Late on Judgement Day
http://www.rahvaraamat.ee/images/produc … ень.jpg


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#2 2015-02-09 04:09:25

ylvs
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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

I really like the covers of HH and JD and the titles are very well translated. I giggled at the transcipt of Tad's name though.


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#3 2015-02-09 04:28:18

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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

You can read Russian?


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#4 2015-02-09 05:23:01

Marian
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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

I am not sure what is going on in that first cover, but the second 2 are most excellent!

I don't remember much Russian, though I studied it for a year. I can piece together the letters enough to see what you mean about his name, ylvs!

 

#5 2015-02-09 05:59:17

ylvs
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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

Olaf wrote:

You can read Russian?

It is a bit rusty but yes I can read and speak Russian. I learned it after finishing high school and lived for six months in Moscow in 1990.


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#6 2015-02-09 07:49:14

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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

It's been a while, but isn't Caz supposed to be blonde? Sometimes I wish I had a memory instead of that sieve...


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#7 2015-02-09 07:52:00

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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

I too thought she had nearly white hair.


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#8 2015-02-09 08:12:18

ylvs
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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

Indeed she has.


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#9 2015-02-09 09:01:11

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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

I don't think that's supposed to be Caz. I think that's supposed to be one of Bobby's charges. A recently-dead person, I mean. Or so I thought.


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#10 2015-02-09 11:11:15

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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

ylvs wrote:

Olaf wrote:

You can read Russian?

It is a bit rusty but yes I can read and speak Russian. I learned it after finishing high school and lived for six months in Moscow in 1990.

And you should hear her crazy stories of her life in Russia!

Ylvs, you should tell them. Unless they are still state secrets. Quite possible.

Listening to them at WFC, I felt like they belong in a spy novel or something.

Also: you should write a book. I would buy it.


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#11 2015-02-09 11:54:59

Peter
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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

I don't think that's supposed to be Caz. I think that's supposed to be one of Bobby's charges. A recently-dead person, I mean. Or so I thought.

It's possible. Though most recently dead people aren't gonna look like that, much as Bobby would like them to. The sheer sex appeal makes me think Caz, though the gestures might suggest some angelic action. It's certainly not related to the contents of the book, but I know that's the case more often than not.


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#12 2015-02-09 14:50:45

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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

@ylvs

What are the novels called in Russian? Is it possible to give a verbatim translation?


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#13 2015-02-10 02:32:17

ylvs
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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

They are called:
Dirty Streets of Heaven where as heaven is the same word as sky like in German
Time of Discount in Hell but I have no idea if this is an idiom like Happy Hour - and
Oversleep on Judgement Day


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#14 2015-02-10 02:36:18

ylvs
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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

And of course my Soviet Union stories are no state secrets.

*giggles*

Ask me the next time we meet and I'll happily tell them.

And Firs, next time we meet ask me about the day the First Gulf War started I thought for the only time in my life that I was about to die (whether it was fish poisoning or vodka poisoning will ever remain a mystery).


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#15 2015-02-10 03:27:46

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Re: Russian editions of Bobby Dollar

Seems Thea stuck with the original titles. I am anxious to see how they will translate the third one into German.


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