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Vassily the Beautiful - Community Reviews back

by Angel Martinez
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Elci - reading is so her thing.
Elci - reading is so her thing. rated it 6 years ago
I really enjoyed this book, especially the second part. I still don't understand Vassily's mother, her actions were so incongruous to the whole loving mother thing. Regardless a fun read was had. Oh, I also liked the original cover better.
Affairs of M/Men
Affairs of M/Men rated it 7 years ago
Update: I finally read the book and it's marvelous. I loved it so much, I'm willing to accept that the man on the cover could be both Sei and Vassily. (Martinez is now on my list of favorite authors.) I liked the substance abuse angle and how it was handled even after everything was resolved. It was...
Mammarella
Mammarella rated it 7 years ago
Not sure how to rate it...Before I begin, though. Sumerki=Dusk. The book starts with his name :)Poldien=Noon. Rassvet=Dawn.Can't say I liked the beginning of the book (much), but as Vassily set out to find Baba Yaga's house, things improved dramatically. I really had fun reading the story, loved Bab...
Mammarella
Mammarella rated it 7 years ago
Not sure how to rate it...Before I begin, though. Sumerki=Dusk. The book starts with his name :)Poldien=Noon. Rassvet=Dawn.Can't say I liked the beginning of the book (much), but as Vassily set out to find Baba Yaga's house, things improved dramatically. I really had fun reading the story, loved Bab...
Mammarella
Mammarella rated it 7 years ago
Not sure how to rate it...Before I begin, though. Sumerki=Dusk. The book starts with his name :)Poldien=Noon. Rassvet=Dawn.Can't say I liked the beginning of the book (much), but as Vassily set out to find Baba Yaga's house, things improved dramatically. I really had fun reading the story, loved Bab...
Mammarella
Mammarella rated it 7 years ago
Not sure how to rate it...Before I begin, though. Sumerki=Dusk. The book starts with his name :)Poldien=Noon. Rassvet=Dawn.Can't say I liked the beginning of the book (much), but as Vassily set out to find Baba Yaga's house, things improved dramatically. I really had fun reading the story, loved Bab...
Lisa Henry
Lisa Henry rated it 8 years ago
4.5 stars. A deceptively simple retelling of the Russian folktale Vassilia The Beautiful. I said "deceptive" because while on the surface it's a quick sex-change so that now Vassilia is Vassily, and old Russia is a futuristic space colony, it really is better than that. No cheap substitutions here. ...
Dreamer
Dreamer rated it 8 years ago
This book is actually a clever adaption of the Russian fairy tale, 'Vasilisa the Beautiful', substituting men for women.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasilisa_the_Beautiful"There was nothing left, nothing to look forward to but a slow and humiliating death. A snippet of poetry haunted him, 'then bl...
Sharing Links and Wisdom
Sharing Links and Wisdom rated it 8 years ago
4.5 starsI loved this story! I wasn’t so sure about reading it when I read the blurb, but I read a review that convinced me to give it a shot and boy, am I glad I did. This book had it all. Wonderful, memorable characters, a great plot, a happy ending, what’s not to like? My only complaint is that t...
Mmmmm
Mmmmm rated it 8 years ago
I wanted this book to be longer. I wanted this book to be endless. It's such a strange and lovely blending of Russian folklore and futuristic fiction. It's a story about the eponymous Vassily, a shy composer who is recovering from a terrible accident, who ends up being maltreated by his stepfather. ...
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