Ivan Petrov: Russia Through a Shot Glass
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Ivan Petrov: Russia Through a Shot Glass

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The story of Ivan Petrov is a true story. C.S. Walton met Ivan Petrov in a city in the West in 1996. Over the course of two years he told Walton his life story. It is the story of a man who, in the face of complete social collapse, chose to be a wandering drunk.

Paperback, 241 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Garrett County Press
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James Oden
I really enjoyed this book in that it took me to a place I don't think I could ever go (and would not want to go if I could). On one hand there was a the dismal view of post WWII Russia with its corruption and the hopelessness, and on the other there was view of the life an alcoholic who slowly descended into a world of tramps and beggars. At times, when I forgot about his bouts with DT's, I would envy Ivan in that he had found a certain freedom in life, but then you realized that was just an il...more
Margaret Killjoy
This book is pretty good. A soviet drunk wanders around and drinks a lot and hangs out with drunks and goes to jail and gets out and drinks. But it's a really interesting door into a world that I wouldn't have otherwise had a chance to see, and the philosophical and political ramblings in it are actually quite marvelous.
Andre
Really good book to read at a bar. I don't remember who gave me this book to read but it is entertaining, humorous and depressing. Worth picking up.
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