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Moscou Babylone

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Avec ses bonnes manières oxfordiennes et son costume en tweed, Roman Lambert arrive à Moscou en 1995 tel un explorateur victorien en safari, déterminé à profiter de la jungle postsoviétique. Est-ce le sang cosaque de sa mère qui le rend aussitôt apte à toutes les démesures ? Les montagnes russes qu'il croyait destinées à son seul plaisir se transforment pourtant bientôt en ...more
Paperback, 378 pages
Published August 22nd 2013 by Les Escales
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Jul 28, 2016 Dima rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this novel (in the german translation), and a long time it is just turning around itself. Then - with the act of murdering - the whole misunderstanding of what is justice in this Moscow came up to the surface. Even if he is half Russian, and even if he knows the life and the society here, he misunderstands so enourmosly the real aims of Sophie and his despairing attempt of being condemned for his deed fails - and so he never will be free, he has to stay a figure in this ...more
Feb 22, 2015 Gaëlle rated it liked it
On oscille entre passages un peu ennuyeux et passages plus intéressants... ce n'est pas trop mon genre de lecture (je suis tombée dessus vraiment par hasard) mais ça reste quand plutôt sympa à lire dans l'ensemble.
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Owen Matthews is a British writer, historian and journalist. His first book, Stalin's Children, was shortlisted for the 2008 Guardian First Books Award,[1] the Orwell Prize for political writing,[2] and France's Prix Medicis Etranger[3] His books have been translated into 28 languages. He is a former Moscow and Istanbul Bureau Chief for Newsweek Magazine. Matthews has lectured on Russian history ...more
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