200+ Mulla Nasrudin Stories and Jokes by Rodney Ohebsion (Epub)



    Ebook Info

    • Published: 2012
    • Number of pages: 93 pages
    • Format: Epub
    • File Size: 0.06 MB
    • Authors: Rodney Ohebsion


    Mulla Nasrudin is the starring character in a vast number of amusing tales told in regions all over the world, particularly in countries in or near the Middle East. Each tale depicts Nasrudin in a different situation, and through his viewpoint they humorously reveal commentary and lessons on various life themes.

    User’s Reviews

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    ⭐The Hodja was a medieval Anatolian Will Rogers. He traveled about telling stories and giving moral lessons. He is still greatly admired and quoted in modern Turkey.You will find references to Hodja (Hoca in Turkish and pronounced “HOE jaw”) all over western Anatolia. He is normally presented riding backwards on his donkey while wearing an outrageously large turban. In Eskisehir (to which my wife and I will be moving in 18 months), a statue shows him with a huge kettle that has a smaller kettle inside.This book includes many of the Hodja tales, including the explanation behind the two nested kettles. It unfortunately excludes the most popular story that explains why the Hodja rode his donkey backwards, which I will give here:When asked, Hodja explained to the questioner: “When I ride facing forward and you are behind me, my back is turned to you. If you walk in front, then your back is turned to me. This way, everything is always correct.”To understand this, you must also understand that the Turkish people (especially in the rural areas) place a great emphasis on ancient courtesies. It is considered rude to turn your back on someone. Hodja was taking this to an extreme. In fact, many of the Hodja stories become more meaningful as you become familiar with the old culture.I would have given this collection five stars, but that the author tried to modernize them by, for example, referring to dollars, etc. It is as if he were to tell the Parable of the Prodigal Son by making the father to be the owner of a Ford dealership whose eldest son went to work across town for a Chevrolet dealer.

    ⭐The stories, tales, and anecdotes in this Mulla Nasrudin compendium are typical of such humour from around the world — stories nearly identical, with just the names and places altered, are common throughout many countries. This is no grievance, as humour is still amusing no matter the source.The only issue is that most of the material in this book will do little more than yield the reader the occasional chuckle, at best.Not a bad light read, but don’t dive in looking for real comedy; this book houses more in the way of classic, mild humour.

    ⭐I think I am missing a lot as there are cultural nuances lost in translation. That isn’t the book’s fault per se but a reality of going from one language and culture into a wildly different one. I would love an annotated version of this!

    ⭐This book is kind of funny.. about a Man name Mulla Nasrudin.. It’s interesting book, Just to read about this Man and may be to learn a few things about life, as you read it..

    ⭐Some very funny and old jokes…many with subject matters that young boys would enjoy. 🙂 I’d read a few pages at the end of the day so I’d go to sleep smiling.

    ⭐Slightly entertaining read. Find it for free not really worth buying.It probably has a lot to do with differences in culture as I do not find the stories funny.

    ⭐Hilarious stories; the translation or “modernization” of the stories sometimes leaves one wishing for a better done job.

    ⭐Funny, though oddly westernized at times. Also, some of the translations are a bit odd. Still, I enjoyed this very much.

    ⭐I love this book. I first discovered Mulla about 10 years ago when I found a book of jokes/stories on a market book stall. I picked it up and read a couple of the stories and was chuckling to myself and of course purchased it. I love Amazon for helping me find and remind me of him and am now enjoying another selection of his “take” on life – very amusing.

    ⭐Got this for my husband. He has only read a few pages but he has enjoyed it as it reminds him of the stories he used to be told as a child about “Johah” and his exploits. Very simple stories that make you smile.

    ⭐It’s a good book. But , I was expecting a clever and witty Mulla Nasrudin. And somehow I am disappointed. I had read stories of Mulla Nasrudin when I was little and was a fan of his clever nature . I miss that in this book.

    ⭐Loved the stories

    ⭐funny. It may have happened many years ago but still relevant and funny.


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