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Michael Glenny
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 10 months ago
Mikhail Bulgakov must have had a thing for cats. He’s must have been like the Russian Edward Gorey or something because there are cats in this book. Satan, however, is of a different from than cat in this book. If Satan is in this book, he is the powers that control ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 2 years ago
inspired "Sympathy for the Devil"Finally getting to it now that Veronica is spending the summer learning Russian.*** Ban the book; build the buzz. Had it not been suppressed for forty years it wouldn't have become internationally famous. It's a bit of a mess. There's the love story of the Master...
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...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 5 years ago
I've finally finished this novel. Don't know why it took me ages to get through, it was absolutely amazing.Firstly, the writing style was my cup of tea, especially plotwise, Bulgakov heavily relied on absurdity and it was mind-blowing. The story itself was such fun and at the same time extremely cha...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 5 years ago
Inspired by Bulgakov's experiences as a newly graduated young doctor, this is a short stories collection filled with medical accounts, confusing diagnoses and Russian peasants that know nothing and yet are stubborn. It sometimes reminded me of House m.d., the way he verbally abused his patients so t...
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