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Elif Batuman
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Brain Gourmet
Brain Gourmet rated it 4 years ago
Just another one of those books with long, 'original' titles which in truth should have been called 'Me, Myself and I'. There were some witty passages throughout, but I think it should be illegal to advertise one product and sell another.
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it 9 years ago
I got bored of it and stopped with 50 or 60 pages left. The Possessed is only marginally about adventures or Russian books. Instead it consists mostly of travelogue and a series of Elif's personal stories about her experiences in grad school, with a vague thread of Russianness connecting them all. S...
SJane rated it 10 years ago
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
The companion and follow up to [b:n+1; What We Should Have Known: Two Discussions|2306435|n+1; What We Should Have Known Two Discussions (Research Branch Pamphlet No.2)|Andrew S. Jacobs|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1202760393s/2306435.jpg|2312849], it features many of the same elements from the pr...
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