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Andrey Kurkov
Birth date: April 23, 1961
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 3 years ago
I don't read much from Russia or the Eastern European nations because life is mostly grim enough. The only exception I make is for Chekov's short stories. Until Nick Hornby reviewed this in his column for Believer. And he pointed out, just for me, that the titular penguin is a real seabird from Anta...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 5 years ago
The witty and satirical mood of the book is tangible. Whilst similar to the themes of Frankenstein, The heart of a dog not only deals with eugenics, but is a satire in its purest form. Bulgakov's work criticizes the communist creation of the new Soviet man and highlights the inconsistencies of the s...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: paper-read, one-penny-wonder, ukraine, slavic, satire, amusing, autumn-2014, published-2000, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, under-500-ratings, mystery-thriller, translation, farce Read from June 24 to November 13, 2014 Description: The corpse of a distinguished general is found ...
travelin
travelin rated it 6 years ago
At one time, I wrote trailers for television. Like the main character of this novel, I could access reams of background details and reduce them to a few crisp lines. Also like the main character, I seldom saw the shows themselves or any of the results. One Christmas, I wrote only trailers for the sc...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: summer-2014, translation, ukraine, published-1996, under-500-ratings, noir, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, satire, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, amusing, lifestyles-deathstyles Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Fionnuala Read from April 17 to June 24, 2014 Translated from the Russian b...
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