Publish date: February 22nd 2011
Pages no: 262
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
I'm curious to see why this Man Booker Prize (short list) nominee has such a low rating (by GR standards).
I really enjoyed this book. Set in a recent snow-bound Russian winter, a 'literary thriller' where an English, through an act of kindness and trying to do the good thing, finds himself caught up in legally questionable activities. The author is a Russian correspondent for The Economist.
Inhalt: Nick dachte, er kennt die Stadt. Seit vier Jahren arbeitet der junge, erfolgreiche Londoner Anwalt in Moskau. Abends trinkt er mit reichen Geschäftspartnern Wodka und führt ein etwas zielloses Leben. Doch mit Mascha verändert sich alles. Sie zeigt ihm, wie dunkel und glitzernd, berauschend u...
Despite not having any first hand knowledge of Russia, I felt it evoked powerfully the "Wild East" of post-Glasnost Russia - and this is one of the book's great strengths. The other being that the story is a compelling, well written page turner.The book is written as if Nicholas, the English expat ...
Snowdrop (n):An early-flowering bulbous plant, having a white pendent flower. Moscow slang. A corpse that lies buried or hidden in the winter snows, emerging only in the thaw. Nick Platt is an English lawyer living in Moscow during the wild Russian oil boom. Riding the subway on a balmy September da...
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