The Long Walk The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Book Club
Opening Line: “It was about nine o’clock one bleak November day that the key rattles in the heavy lock of my cell in the Lubyanka Prison and the two broad-shouldered guards marched purposely in.” Wow what an amazing story, epic is I guess more the word I’m looking for. I read this after watching...
I completely changed my mind about this book once it was almost certainly proven to be sheer fabrication (do your research). I guess it always had a dubious reputation. The book just doesn't have any particular literary merit aside from the almost unbelievable, er, I mean, plain unbelievable story...
One of those books that make you wonder if you'd be able to do even half as much. After being arrested by the Russians for being Polish (and that's pretty much the sum of evidence we're presented with) the author is tortured and sentenced to 25 years hard labour in a work camp in Siberia. The prison...
Three stars go to the novel which is a good one.Just please don't tell me this is a true story. I know how the topic seems to be controversial, but come on! This is clearly creative fiction with bits of reality floating on its surface.Praise the author for the plot and shame on him for claiming it a...
3/4/2011 Now for film time...Dragos Bucur ... Zoran Colin Farrell ... Valka Ed Harris ... Mr. Smith Alexandru Potocean ... TomaszTrailer hereFantastic film, authentic landscapes. Things left out:-The beginning of the book where the long journey to the gulag was explained.-Inside the gulag wh...
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