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Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
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Apr 29, 11

Read from April 05 to 29, 2011 — I own a copy

Inspite of it being a Russian classic, it can get pretty boring often. I was actually eager to finish it because it was so boring. The characters are dull and far from engaging, specially the main character, Chichikov. He's a repulsive, pretentious crook whom for it's hard to feel any sympathy when things get difficult for him. Many protagonists are presented in other works of fictions as not entirely 'good' people. They can be downright evil, yet you can feel attracted to them and interested in their fates. But Gogol succeeded impeccably to forge Chichikov into a completely repulsive obnoxious being. I couldn't help loathing him.
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Maii Ragab Thanks for liking, Henry. =)


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