Stockholm, Sweden, January 26, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Askin Ozcan is a Turkish author residing in Stockholm, Sweden and has published five titles in English, since 2005, in the U.S.A. His sixth book "The Mini-Submarine" will be published in February 2009 by Xlibris.
"The Second Venice" - Isbn 1598000888 (Outskirts Press) is a phantasy humor based on the Italian Government's decision to limit the number of tourists to Venice, to protect the City from destruction. Pshht Cola and McBigBite build a "Second Venice", beside the real Venice, to cope with the tourist crowd. In this "fake" version of Venice, everything is artificial: the gondolas, vaporettos, the canals, the museums and even the paintings in them. There is even a "Fake Films Festival" where the worst films of the world compete for a prize. International congresses, dog shows, thieves, mafia, spies, tourists from every corner of the world and their interesting dialogues in the bars and cafes add a special color to this interesting and imaginative satire which won the praise of the international media. It became Nr.1 among top rated books in Italy Magazine, surpassing Roman classic Juvenal's "Satires". It sells on choice sites like veniceword.com (on History of Venice page), in archinect.com, thesop.org, italianamericanpress.com in addition to 200 internet bookshops incl. amazon.com, bn.com and via 25.000 bookstores by giving its Isbn.
Top reviews of the book have appeared in newsblaze.com, thesop.org, ibdof.com, compulsivereader.com, newsitaliapress.com, theseoultimes, Hurriyet Daily, Euroturk, Mitt-i, as well as in scores of newspapers and TV in Turkey. Its mention in many blogs and very positive comments in top media of the world, confirm the book has been a success. Writer's Digest commented on it as "... it does not give a chance to the reader to be bored."
"Small Miracles" -Isbn 1598001000 (Outskirts Press) is an account of thirty miracles, the author has experienced in his own life in Turkey, England, U.S.A., Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Poland. This book has also received wide attention in media.
"Stockholm Stories" Isbn 1425771629 (Xlibris) is a book of memoirs in which Ozcan relates his encounters in Stockholm, during his thirty years of residence. There are chapters comparing the life in Stockholm in different times; discussing its social problems; on the author's business trials, his trips,
on his favorite places in the City; about interesting incidents in Stockholm;
a chapter on Swedish children and a chapter on its politics.
"Wisdom In Smile" ISBN 142577153X (Xlibris) contains twenty two witty, humorous, philosophical short stories and other writings by Ozcan. A recent book review in The Seoul Times, by Ernest Dempsey gives a good account of the book. (See "International")
"Euro-Humor" is a terrific short story criticizing the EU.
"Victory of The Comedians" is a brilliant political humor in which comedians start a political party and win in the national elections.
"Penicillin", "Play or Cheating?", "The White Dog", "Street Musicians", "Between The Borders" are but some of the short stories to satisfy the most distinguishing literary taste.
"Lightning And A Bouquet Of Roses" Isbn 1424111870 (Publish America)
A selection from Ozcan's poems he has written in his entire life span. "Poetry is an aperitif before the main meal!" says Ozcan and
"Poetry, like the other arts, can not be described by words, but must be experienced in itself." Two poems in this book became the "Best poems of 2006" in Muses Review.
Ozcan's sixth book "The Mini-Submarine", a novelette for a film, (Isbn 978-1-4363-9414-7 (Xlibris) will be out in February 2009. In this story, which is based partly on reality, partly on fantasy, a Soviet mini-submarine gets grounded in the Stockholm archipelago, exactly on the mid-night when Soviet Union ceases to exist and Russia comes into being. The novelette relates the adventures of the mini-submarine's captain Yuri in Stockholm. This excellent story full of espionage, terrorism, romance and international incidents, is expected to be a film with addition of fiery Russian music , under the direction of Prof. Eduardo Coronado, one time teacher at the famous School of Film, in Lodz, Poland.
The popularity of Ozcan's books on a global scale, depends on the international life experience of Ozcan, in many different occupations, which has provided the necessary colorful material for his books, in different genres. Coupled with his lively and amiable narration, which is always to the point, Ozcan has succeeded in his job as an author.
All of Ozcan's books are available on 200 internet bookshops incl. amazon.com, bn.com, adlibris.com, ibs.it, fishpond.com.au, thenile.co.nz, infibeam.com
As wholesale, they are distributed by ingrambook.com