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Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
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Nov 24, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: own, 2011, seen-the-movie, historical-fiction, banned-books
Read from May 16 to June 09, 2011 , read count: 1

Many things in this book I didn't understand because I don't know much history of Russia but what I got out of it was things about human nature, how to look at life in a different way. One of my favorite quotes is:

"First signs of spring. Thaw. The air smells of buttered pancakes and vodka, as at Shrovetide. A sleepy, oily sun blinking in the forest, sleepy pines blinking their needles like eyelashes, oily puddles glistening at noon. The countryside yawns, stretches, turns over, and goes back to sleep"

I think I'll have to re-read this book again a few more times to understand some parts that I didn't understand.

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