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More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Ich bin dann mal weg: Meine Reise auf dem Jakobsweg. Mar 16, Julia rated it liked it Shelves: el-camino , funny. I'm rereading this as I'll try to walk the same path to Santiago de Compostela starting this Friday Seeing that another overweight couch potato has done this, helps getting over my growing panic View 2 comments. Jul 30, Judithbledsoe rated it it was amazing. For the first half of the book, I'll admit I was rather frustrated with his approach.
He hitchhikes, takes buses and trains, relaxes on several extended breaks and refuses to stay in the refugios inexpensive dormitories where most pilgrims stay. Instead he stays in the most luxurious hotels available by himself.
I hiked the Camino a few years ago and did it on my steam and stayed mostly in refugios. I kept feeling like he was missing the point of the experience particularly because he wasn't really interacting with other pilgrims. What I realized reading this book is that it doesn't matter how you do the camino as long as it's right for you. It's counterproductive to judge someone else's journey because they didn't do it the "right" way.
The second half of the book he meets wonderful companions and mostly hikes the path. His observations were poignant and reading his journey was extremely nostalgic.
It was painful to read the end as the train tragedy near Santiago which claimed the lives of almost 80 people just happened last week. He was in Santiago during the same festival that many of those on the train were traveling for. For anyone with curiosity about the Camino de Santiago, this book is a great place to begin.
Dec 02, Ms. Smartarse rated it it was ok Shelves: german , did-not-finish , spiritual , biographical , contemporary , comedy , non-fiction , philosophical , travel-guide , not-my-cup-of-tea. Hans Peter "Hape" Kerkeling is a comedian of some reputation in Germany.
Despite bei g a self-proclaimed couch potato, he sets out to walk the Camino de Santiago Ok, make that most of it , and definitely include the last km. Things started out really well, with Kerkeling setting a suitably doubtful tone for this entire endeavor. We have his grandmother's old prophecy on the one hand - " If we don't pay attention, our Hans Peter is going to fly away one day!
To be fair to said friends, he did leave with a rather flippant " I'm off then ". Add to this the author's own serious doubts about actually achieving his goal, and I was hooked. It was sort of fun for a while, seeing our "hero" huff and puff his way to the top of a hill in the pouring rain with no visibility.
I even felt sort of smug, seeing him accept a car ride, on his VERY. If he could fake his way through a pilgrimage, anyone could yours truly included. I nodded along with his remarks about choosing comfy hotel rooms over the church-approved hostels. Then again, I'm a sinful atheist, so what do I know? Little by little however, I found myself avoiding the book.
I would read about half a chapter amidst constant sighing, put it down, start something completely different and much more frivolous in genre.
In essence, it slowly but surely became kind of a chore, so I dropped it half-way through. Be it professional-development, home cleanliness, etiquette, or any other personal goal, I've gone through them all. While I have an amazing capacity for wailing about any of these topics, I'll try to limit myself to those pertaining to Goodreads: read more books in German. In any case when it comes to my upcoming German reading material, I'll probably stick to the less popular YA books, since at least those reviews seem to make a difference.
Showmaster, comedian and actor Hape Kerkeling is a national treasure, and this travel memoir about his pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago firmly held the number 1-spot on the bestseller list for ! He laughs with people, not about them, and he has a brilliant ability to detect and play with quirks.
This talent to observe and interact with all kinds of people is what makes this book fun - on his adventure, Kerkeling meets different pilgrims from all over the world, and he also turns out to be a very nuanced and critical observer of himself.
His voice is highly recognizable when he writes about his experiences, and the reflections and personal conclusions he adds build still another layer on top of his narrative. I would certainly not claim that Kerkeling shares earth-shattering insights with us or that his spiritual reckonings are of any scientific or theological merit, but that's not what he is intending to do here in the first place.
Kerkeling wrote this book after a severe illness, and he moves his body in order to move his mind, to leave behind kilometers and unneccessary mental baggage - this is not a new idea, but it is also never getting old.
In fact, to face and master such a challenge is quite an achievement, and I highly enjoyed to be taken along by reading this text. I am pretty sure that knowing Kerkeling and his work my generation basically grew up with him changes the reading experience of this book, and I would actually recommend listening to the audiobook which is read by the author himself. Nevertheless, I guess that this book is also fun for people who don't know him, as it gives readers an idea of what it means to walk from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela.
This is the first time I've included a rotten book here on GoodReads. Pure and simple, this is an act of revenge. It seemed to have such potential- written by a German comedian or was that perhaps an ominous warning? The man was out of shape and shouldn't have undertaken it. The reader is subjected to innumerable references to how much his feet hurt and that he doesn't like walking This is the first time I've included a rotten book here on GoodReads.
The reader is subjected to innumerable references to how much his feet hurt and that he doesn't like walking. He also indulges himself constantly- disdaining to stay in the austere conditions with the other pilgrims, he hangs his hat in hotels, rises late each day and has a nice, relaxed breakfast, skips over rough sections of the Camino via bus and hitchiking, and then subjects us to his multitude of New Age platitudes about how it's teaching him to live his life better. The content is dull and whiny and the translator used up the entire world supply of exclamation points.
Obviously the book got published because of the author's fame. And it ISN'T funny. At first I thought it meant he was taking off on a trip. After reading a while though, I came to understand that he was unconsciously referring to either his own stability or his spiritual conclusions. View all 5 comments. Hape Kerkeling, one of Germany's finest comedians, describes his pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago.
The adventures on his way are almost too good to be true. It's a story about trusting in oneself and others, about friendship, about enduring terrible conditions and finding joy in the little things. Hape's humour and way of storytelling are simply irresistible. I had a wonderful time listening to this. The reader : Hape himself reads his story, and he is of course first choice.
He knows his stuf Hape Kerkeling, one of Germany's finest comedians, describes his pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago. He knows his stuff, he knows how to deliver the story, his story, and he does it so very well. This was the most enjoyable by far just because Kerkeling—a superstar comedian in Germany—doesn't take himself so seriously. I would say that not all of the humor translates from the German, and his account isn't mindblowing, of the three Coelho's is certainly the most so, if that's what you're looking for , as he keeps much of the spiritual content of his experience private.
Yet I respected that because I think it's crucial for travel writers to invite the imagination while leaving room for the reader to have their own experience.
Ich bin dann mal weg: Meine Reise auf dem Jakobsweg
Skip to content. Add to cart. Hape Kerkeling lebt in Bonn und Italien. Hape Kerkeling. Klaus Heyne: …just till over there! The Sarek Nationalpark — mystical vastness within the universe of trekkers in Northern Europe.