\"Zajedno sami\" (Together Alone) is a novel by Marko Å eliÄ, a Serbian writer, rapper and producer who goes by the stage name MarÄelo. The novel was first published in 2008 by Laguna and has been adapted into a theater play by Branislava IliÄ in 2010. The novel follows the lives of several characters who are connected by a bus ride from Belgrade to Kalemegdan, a historical park and fortress in the city. The novel explores themes such as loneliness, alienation, violence, love, faith and destiny.
The novel consists of 25 chapters, each one focusing on a different character or a group of characters. The chapters are interspersed with poems, songs, letters and other forms of expression that reveal the inner thoughts and feelings of the protagonists. The novel also uses various narrative techniques such as flashbacks, stream of consciousness, dialogue and monologue. The novel is written in a colloquial and expressive language that reflects the urban culture and slang of Belgrade.
The novel has received positive reviews from critics and readers alike, who praised its originality, humor, realism and emotional impact. The novel has also been praised for its social criticism and its portrayal of the contemporary Serbian society. The novel has been compared to the works of Irvine Welsh, Chuck Palahniuk and Bret Easton Ellis. The novel has won several awards, such as the Vital Award for the best book of 2008, the Zlatna Åirafa Award for the best prose work of 2008 and the KoÄiÄevo pero Award for the best book of 2009.
\"Zajedno sami\" is a novel that challenges the reader to confront their own prejudices, fears and hopes. It is a novel that shows the complexity and diversity of human nature and the power of storytelling. It is a novel that celebrates life in all its beauty and ugliness.
The novel also features a rich and diverse cast of characters, each one with their own story, personality and voice. Some of the characters are: Radoje BakraÄ, a young man who is obsessed with movies and dreams of becoming a director; Jelena, a beautiful and mysterious woman who is running away from her past; Leo, a charismatic and manipulative drug dealer who has a hidden agenda; Jovan, a former soldier who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder; NesreÄni, a homeless man who has a special gift; Å poret, a mentally challenged boy who loves music; Ciganka, a fortune teller who knows more than she reveals; and many others.
The novel also contains some memorable quotes that reflect the author's views on life, love, society and art. Some of the quotes are: \\\"Ta i ta devojka, recimo, kao i svi drugi, ima svog idealnog muÅkarca; samo, nevolja je ta Åto ona Åivi u Rumuniji, a on je Eskim. Koje su Åanse da se sretnu A znali bi, sve bi im bilo jasno kad bi se samo sreli...ali se naprosto neÄe sresti. Njihovi Åivoti postaÄe ljubavno promaÅeni.\\\" (That girl, for example, like everyone else, has her ideal man; only, the trouble is that she lives in Romania, and he is an Eskimo. What are the chances that they will meet And they would know, everything would be clear to them if they just met...but they simply won't meet. Their lives will become love failures.)[^1^]
\\\"Ljudi su kao kockice Rubikove stolice: svako ima svoju kombinaciju boja i oblika koja ga Äini jedinstvenim i neponovljivim. Ali svi smo mi deo iste slagalice koja se zove Åivot. I samo zajedno moÅemo da stvorimo savrÅenu sliku.\\\" (People are like Rubik's chair cubes: everyone has their own combination of colors and shapes that makes them unique and irreplaceable. But we are all part of the same puzzle called life. And only together can we create a perfect picture.)[^2^]
\\\"Nije bitno Åta radiÅ u Åivotu. Bitno je da voliÅ ono Åto radiÅ i da radiÅ ono Åto voliÅ. To je jedini naÄin da budeÅ sreÄan.\\\" (It doesn't matter what you do in life. The important thing is to love what you do and to do what you love. That is the only way to be happy.)[^3^] 061ffe29dd