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My Russian Love

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Told in flashback, this emotionally charged tale of the love affair between a French film student and a beautiful Russian woman spins a seamless story that spans a generation, effortlessly switching locales between St. Petersburg, Paris, and New York.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 20th 1997 by Nan A. Talese (first published 1994)
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May 04, 2008 Regina rated it it was ok
Reads like a short black and white foreign film circa 1970.
Aug 20, 2015 Quinn rated it it was ok
The writing was nice, on the intriguing side, but the only redeeming quality of the story itself. Predictable ending, unpredictable lack of a reason behind that ending, unsatisfying all around.
Christiana Hadji
Dec 22, 2012 Christiana Hadji rated it liked it
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On a train from Russia to France, filmmaker Luca is immersed into bittersweet memories set off by a female passenger's familiar gesture, whom he thinks might be Anna, a Russian girl with whom he had a brief but intense relationship in Paris when they were both young students. They separated when Anna had to return to St Petersburg to be with her family who were being persecuted by the communist regime. Luca recalls their last encounter in St Petersburg, after which they had lost touch for ten ye ...more
Sep 09, 2013 Grace rated it it was amazing
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Probably one of my favorite tales of love. This short novel takes you on a whirlwind kind of love and leaves you desperately wanting more. The two characters who fall in love are so intriguing and full of youth that you cannot help but to wonder when your very own Russian Love novel is going to begin.
I will not tell you any more of what happens besides the fact that you will be completely blown away at the end of this novel. It is the type of book where you either love every piece or it or hate
Dec 01, 2010 Mel rated it really liked it
Well-written story that would have been a 5-star top rated book if the ending hadn't been so gimicky. Great representation of the convergence of literature, poetry, film and travel. Oh how I wish I were a European intellectual.
Sep 06, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it
one of the best love stories i've ever read, heartbreaking
Mar 30, 2008 Arlene rated it it was amazing
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I lied...this could also be my favorite book
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