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D.J. Hogarth
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travelin
travelin rated it 3 years ago
As a literary work? Short, fast, and very entertaining. But that's not what makes it great. Its greatness rests in its inspiring the greatest literature of Russia and the world. Almost as an aside, it also provides more detail about Cossack life than I could find online or in Ukraine. In providing a...
K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza
K.H. Leigh's Blogstravaganza rated it 3 years ago
I wish only the complete first part of this novel had been published, because I thoroughly enjoyed it. However, I found the fragmented, crumbling second part to be agitating more than anything. Several times the narrative ends abruptly with the explanation, "Here a large section of the original is m...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it 7 years ago
Only with trepidation do I give a measly 2 stars to classic books on the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list. Even if I didn't particularly like the book (e.g., Steppenwolf, The Sea, Wuthering Heights, or The Kreutzer Sonata - dear God, the Kreutzer Sonata!), I'll usually give it 3 stars ou...
In laywoman's terms
In laywoman's terms rated it 7 years ago
When I got this book I had close to no idea what it was about, only that it had an interesting title and featured a con man. I was expecting something darker, not the aristocratic quality of the characters. The writing is good, old-fashioned to the point I had to have a dictionary at hand while read...
mashahsam
mashahsam rated it 9 years ago
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