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text 2017-06-20 15:00
Reading progress update: I've read 350 out of 402 pages.
Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol,Larissa Volokhonsky,Richard Pevear

shall wander away from the Russian countryside later today; it's been a strange but entertaining experience.

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text 2017-06-20 03:35
Reading progress update: I've read 300 out of 402 pages.
Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol,Larissa Volokhonsky,Richard Pevear

Chichikov saves his best bullcrap for General Betrishchev...and it works!

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text 2017-06-19 23:51
Reading progress update: I've read 256 out of 402 pages.
Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol,Larissa Volokhonsky,Richard Pevear

I think I'll do another 50 pages of this later tonight; the aim is to finish it up sometime tomorrow, to clear the decks for something like Clubland, or the graphic novel I have lined up. we'll see. meanwhile, Gogol has provided some backstory for the buyer of dead souls, and I was not sure that was ever going to be a priority. I was happy to see it come along. I didn't even know if the book was going to move beyond visits to landowners to buy the souls, but the narrative moved beyond that a while ago. anyway, this sure is a unique read--the time, the place, the people--but I'm in need of something different, afterwards.

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text 2017-06-19 17:37
Reading progress update: I've read 199 out of 402 pages.
Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol,Larissa Volokhonsky,Richard Pevear

enjoyable, causes a lot of smirks, I love some of the (translated) passages and paragraphs that pull back from the humor and embrace a larger perspective about life, people, what is transitory but important, the difference between speculating and judging--but I am already looking beyond what Russian Lit offers. this has been an eye-opener, and I'm glad to experience it, but the aims of 19th Century Russian writing will only be visited by me every now and then.

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text 2017-06-18 22:27
Reading progress update: I've read 87 out of 402 pages.
Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol,Larissa Volokhonsky,Richard Pevear

I haven't read something like this in a while, so it's a bit of a refreshing break from genre fiction. I've even laughed out loud several times. but I could not live off this type of novel. it is a welcome detour off my main road of SF, Mystery, and Spy novels, and worries that I would be bored or confused are gone. fun!

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