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Roadside Picnic - Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
Roadside Picnic
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Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those strange misfits who are compelled by some unknown force to venture illegally into the Zone and, in spite of the extreme danger, collect the mysterious artefacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the Zone and the... show more
Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those strange misfits who are compelled by some unknown force to venture illegally into the Zone and, in spite of the extreme danger, collect the mysterious artefacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the Zone and the thriving black market in the alien products. Even the nature of his daughter has been determined by the Zone. And it is for her that Red makes his last, tragic foray into the hazardous and hostile depths.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780575079786 (0575079789)
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages no: 147
Edition language: English
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Roadside Picnic
Interesting look at a world where aliens visited, leaving some things behind which are effecting people around them, it focuses on one man, Red Schuhart who illegally delves into these spaces to find the treasures. These are stories about his life beside this event and how he lives with it and tries...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
bookshelves: currently-reading, little-green-men, summer-2014, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, sci-fi, translation, slavic, published-1972, newtome-author, fraudio, philosophy, pirates-smugglers-wreckers, noir, tbr-busting-2014, gulp, doo-lally, classic, censorship rosado mp3 on the road.Descr...
nataliya
nataliya rated it
4.0 'Roadside Picnic' by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
When people talk about the "special" feel of Russian literature, I tend to shrug it away as yet another point of confusion "Westerners" have with anything Slavic. But when I tried to explain the feeling this book evoked in me to a few "Westerners" I startlingly realized that "it just *feels* so esse...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
4.0 Roadside Picnic
I read stories for plot, mostly. Sure, I want stories with good pacing, that are compelling, and keep me reading way past my bedtime, but I also like stories that have good characters, theme, and meaning. I love it when I find books that intersect with all those things, but give the choice of one ...
Forrest Aguirre, in the Leaves
Forrest Aguirre, in the Leaves rated it
5.0
Another gem introduced to me by my friends at Goodreads. This short novel is a "how-to" on sidelong insinuations, information gaps, and inferences that make for a wholly satisfying story. The main character, Redrick Schuhart, starts out as an entrepreneurial collector of alien artifacts, and becomes...
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