Publish date: April 22nd 2010
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
2017 won the Russian Booker Prize in 2006. I received an Early Reviewer copy of the about-to-be-released first English Translation. Not normally a fan of Russian literature (loving Gorky Park Martin by Cruz Smith is about as close as I come), I decided to take a flyer on it. It had the promise of ...
Turgid, dull-as-a-doorknob prose and opaque plot characterize this prize-winning novel. I tried to read this- I really did, and I wanted to like it, but it was nearly impossible to read. Every attempt I made ended in failure or a nap. It reads like a rough draft and just didn't hold my attention. B...
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