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My Childhood by Maxim Gorky
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Oct 11, 2010

really liked it
Read in January, 2010

I could have sworn I reviewed this book when I read it last fall...

In any event, this is a clear depiction of the crappy events that the writer Maxim Gorky went through in his life. This book is the first in a trilogy that deals, of course, with his childhood. The thing that sticks out most in my mind from reading the book is how accurate the depiction of the behavior of children is. The almost-Chekhovian psychological insight into childhood is what is most compelling, even as the story meanders along the poor guy's crappy life.

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