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Moonglum
Mar 21, 2008 Moonglum rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cats
I heard that this book was the inspiration for the rolling stones song 'Sympathy for the Devil'. Since I love diabolic fiction, the stones, and gigantic, vodka swilling, chess playing anthropomorphic cats, I thought I would give it a try. It is a very enjoyable, funny read. The devil creates havoc in Moscow, destroys countless lives, has a great time, and then packs its bags and vamooses. There are stories within stories, naked witches, mad poets, and the above mentioned black cat named 'behemot ...more
Shane
Dec 12, 2007 Shane rated it did not like it
I got to disk 12 out of 13 and just didn't care any more. I don't understand why this is a classic. It's more like a bunch of (repetitive) short stories, with no real main characters to speak of which leaves you with no one to care about. I did like the Devil's retinue I just wish I could see them written by someone like Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaimen, they seem like great characters.

There were a couple of fun scenes the rest of it just bored me to tears. It was constantly absurd and the people
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Curtis
Feb 15, 2008 Curtis rated it it was amazing
An amazing book, even translated. Totally worth reading, might even be worth learning Russian for.
Wm
May 14, 2008 Wm rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic novel. This is my favorite book this year.
Lauren
Jun 01, 2010 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Nikki
Dec 25, 2009 Nikki marked it as owned-to-read
Gaijinmama
Oct 31, 2009 Gaijinmama marked it as to-read
Maryam
May 29, 2009 Maryam marked it as to-read
Kay
Apr 12, 2009 Kay marked it as to-read
Annie
Apr 08, 2009 Annie marked it as to-read
Meg
Sep 22, 2008 Meg marked it as to-read
Zan
Sep 16, 2008 Zan rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Dan
Aug 14, 2008 Dan rated it it was amazing
kimberly
Jun 05, 2010 kimberly marked it as to-read
Clarice
Jun 05, 2008 Clarice marked it as to-read
Shelves: at-the-library
Natalie Pietro
Nov 10, 2015 Natalie Pietro marked it as to-read
Bryan
Apr 14, 2008 Bryan marked it as to-read
Courtney
Apr 04, 2008 Courtney rated it really liked it
Shelves: classic-lit
Peggy
Jul 11, 2011 Peggy rated it really liked it
Arwen
Feb 23, 2008 Arwen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alice Curtis
Feb 21, 2012 Alice Curtis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
Adam
Jan 12, 2008 Adam rated it it was amazing
Zach
Jan 06, 2008 Zach rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
hawkeye
Apr 29, 2013 hawkeye marked it as to-read
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