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Avery B Goodman - Author
Avery B Goodman - Author rated it 5 years ago
Good, but long winded like most classic Russian fiction.
Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it 7 years ago
If there is one lesson to be learned from this novel it is that no matter how badly things look - be it war, prison, fraud, or being a prisoner of war - as long as you are rich or have rich friends you'll be fine. Oh, and having a peerage title is kinda inherent in the rich part.Sins of the Father f...
Agostino Scafidi
Agostino Scafidi rated it 7 years ago
This book. Wow. It's a monster. It's a behemoth. It's a trip into darkness, boredom, excitement, frustration. I can't say that I loved it and I don't think I can even say that I liked it, there were definitely many times where I hated it. There were just a few moments throughout this book where I re...
Ivana - Diary Of Difference
Ivana - Diary Of Difference rated it 7 years ago
I actually liked the book, and it made me think about the meaning of life. A little bit of boring, but worth the time.
The Reading Head
The Reading Head rated it 8 years ago
I found this a difficult to read, the story jumps between characters and their individual stories to the extent that I occasionally got a little lost.The story was written and set in Russia during the mid 19th century, around the same kind of time as Dickens in London. I found the comparisons in the...
Ms. Thomas's Bookblog
Ms. Thomas's Bookblog rated it 10 years ago
I read this book as a junior in high school, and I fell in love. I'm generally a fast reader, but it took me at least two months to read the first time. Yet I was always excited about it and never got bored.I recommend it to some of our avid readers at the high school where I work, and though some h...
Phoebe's Paper Paradise
Phoebe's Paper Paradise rated it 10 years ago
I had my William Shakespeare's Collected Works (the one from the Royal Shakespeare Company) ready to read along. It was really helping to look at the footnote of each sonnet, because several word meanings would have been completely lost to me otherwise. It was very educating and helped tremendously ...
auntieannie
auntieannie rated it 10 years ago
Listened to this on audio/playaway. I wanted to read more classics this year and include some Russian classics, so this counts as two birds with one stone. I didn't record my start date, but it was probably around 5 weeks ago. It took me a long time to get through it (I took breaks when I didn't lis...
Ko
Ko rated it 10 years ago
An almost perfect novel. [One star deducted for the cart horse. I'm still not over it.]
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 10 years ago
Who am I kidding? This doesn't appeal to me in the slightest
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