The Second Venice- By Askin Ozcan

ISBN 1598000888 (Outskirts Press) A fantasy satire. After the Italian Government's decision to limit the number of tourists to Venice, McBigBite and Pshht Cola build a second Venice.
Sept. 5, 2007 - PRLog -- THE SECOND VENICE  by  Askin Ozcan a fantasy satire. ISBN 1598000888 - Outskirts Press. ---

--- After the Italian Government's decision to limit the number of tourists to Venice, for the protection of the City, McBigBite and Pshht Cola build, beside Venice, a "Second Venice" which is "bigger and better". In this "fake" Venice, everything is fake : canals, gondolas, museums, paintings in them. There is even a "fake films' festival" where ten films compete for the best prize. In the parapsychologists' congress, the spirit of Leonardo Da Vinci is called and the McgBigBite manager offers him a cheeseburger "on the house". A huge hamburger mosaic covers the "fake" Piazza San Marco and in front of the railway station, a Pshht Cola bottle stands like a Brancusi sculpture. Tourists from every corner of the world, thieves, spies, mafia, sheiks, students,  crowd this "fake" Venice where prices are cheaper than in real Venice. Congresses, exhibitions, international meetings, summer schools, dog shows add  color to this artificial city which becomes so popular, it inspires a third Venice even, in the U.S.A. Behind the wit and humor, lie also many truths, which tickle the minds of the readers.

The book appeals to everyone with its imaginative humor and eloborate details of Venice and has awakened international interest and is receiving very positive reviews. THE SECOND VENICE was No. 1 among "top rated books" in ITALY MAGAZINE (U.K.) for many months, leaving Juvenal's "Satires" as No. 2 The book has been reviewed in very many newspapers, TV's, internet papers, web sites and  forums,very positively. A few examples are : Archinect, News Italia Press, Compulsive Reader, The Student Operated Press, Newsblaze, The Italian American Press, Italian American Forum, Virtual Italia, ITALY MAGAZINE, Turkish Digest, Hurriyet, Euroturk, 8 TV stations and 16 newspapers in Turkey etc.  It has received five stars in amazon.

--- A film is contemplated, based on THE SECOND VENICE. --- The book is 154 pages $ 16.95 and is sold on major internet bookshops, including amazon, barnes and nobles, adlibris, tulumba. --- For wholesale, it is obtainable from its publisher and from ingrams and baker and taylor. --- Its author who owns all the rights to the book, is looking for publishers to have THE SECOND VENICE published in many languages.

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