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Dmitry Glukhovsky
Dmitry Glukhovsky is a Russian writer and journalist. His first novel, METRO 2033, a post-nuclear dystopia set in the Moscow subway, the world's biggest bomb shelter, was written as an online interactive experiment and published on his own website as a free project in 2002, then completed in... show more

Dmitry Glukhovsky is a Russian writer and journalist. His first novel, METRO 2033, a post-nuclear dystopia set in the Moscow subway, the world's biggest bomb shelter, was written as an online interactive experiment and published on his own website as a free project in 2002, then completed in 2004. Several years later, the novel came out as a printed book and became a success. It has already sold close to 600.000 copies in Russia alone and is translated into 35 languages. It saw a success across Europe, particularly in Germany, Sweden and Poland. Millions have read the free text of the novel on its official webiste. The full text is still available in open access. The film rights were purchased by MGM studios in Hollywood. Glukhovsky's following books, Metro 2034, Sumerki and The Russian Anti-Popular Tales have also been published online and become an international success.Dmitry Glukhovsky is also known as one of the global pioneers of the transmedia storytelling. His 'Metro' saga is being told across his own novels 'Metro 2033' and 'Metro 2034', the two video games inspired by the books and continuing their storyline - 'Metro 2033' and 'Metro: Last Light', as well as novels written by other authors within and for 'The Universe of Metro 2033' international book franchise (40 books published by October 2013).Dmitry's most recent novel, a dystopia named 'Future', Dmitry Glukhovsky first published in a social network, Russia's leading 'VK.com'. Chapters of the novel were attached as free-download PDF documents, and were accompanied by a free-to-listen original soundtrack and illustrations; within few months, the page of 'Future' gathered over 300 000 subscribers. As a roving reporter for Russia Today and EuroNews, he traveled from Morocco and Guatemala to Iceland and Japan. He was deep in Chernobyl area to film the destroyed nuclear reactor, watched Russian rockets' launch at Baykonur, reported Israel's standoff with Hezbollah under the missiles in Kiryat-Shmona and made the world's first live report from the North Pole. Apart of his native Russian, Glukhovsky fluently speaks English, French, German, Hebrew and Spanish.
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Birth date: June 12, 1979
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What I am reading rated it 3 years ago
Well, that was quite disappointing. After I finished Moskau 2033 – the prequel to this book, I immediately ordered this one and I couldn't wait until I had the time to read it. Especially now, after I've been to Moscow and seen the Metro with my own eyes! But all I can say right now is mehh. A lit...
What I am reading
What I am reading rated it 3 years ago
Wow, that was a thrilling and creepy journey through the post-apocalypse tunnels of Moscows subway! I never imagined Metro 2033 to be so creepy in the first place. You can actually feel the tension when the Protagonist Artjom passes through dark tunnels with his flashlight as the only lightsource, n...
CyberPops
CyberPops rated it 3 years ago
I was amazed at how this novel drew me in. Almost all of it takes place in the Moscow subway system. It is a post-apocalyptic world and the various metro stations are controlled by different factions of the surviving humans. The pace is excellent and the atmosphere downright creepy.
kingsoupnut
kingsoupnut rated it 3 years ago
Genuinely thought this one for the first two hundred or so pages was better paced and better executed than Metro 2033. But then it meanders on and on seemingly not going anywhere and just kind of ends on a whimper. Sad really I just come away yet again feeling frustrated. A great setting and back st...
kingsoupnut
kingsoupnut rated it 3 years ago
So let me start by saying that I love the idea. A post nuclear Moscow, in which the last remnants of human civilization live in the black, creepy tunnel systems of the underground metro. Couple this with that fact that its set in Russia, a country whose culture I have always been fascinated by and I...
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