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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published May 24th 1985 by Viking Books (first published January 1st 1985)
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lynne naranek
I just realised I read the wrong book! Not a problem, I enjoyed this book a lot, I just didn't quite understand why Patrick Rothfuss said it was like Gaiman's Neverwhere. Mystery solved - wrong book, LoL! He was actually referring to The Secret History of Moscow, by Ekaterina Sedia - if I manage to remember the name, I'll go look for it in the library today :-)


If you want more than a glimpse into how life was like in the USSR, but presented in such a way that you can't help but laugh w
This was a random pick from a used bookstore, picked with knowledge of a trip to Moscow. Some great characters, and an interesting sense of the late-Soviet zeitgeist. Definitely fun to read before a trip to Moscow to stay with a historian and talk with a human rights advocate. I laughed at out loud repeatedly. It begins stronger than it ends though.
A touching and funny memoir of a Russian student struggling with his career, life, and all the pitfalls of living in Soviet Moscow.
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