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Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
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Oct 15, 11

bookshelves: fiction, historical-fiction, classics
Read in October, 2011

I hesitated giving this 5 stars, because in some ways I was disappointed with it, but upon reflection much of my issues with stem from my preconceptions of what the book should be, based on the famous movie and to a lesser extent the TV dramatisation. The movie was one of my first "adult" films I saw as a child, and as it has good replay-ability I have watched it many times since. So what Doctor Zhivago "is" was defined by the movie which is a shame since in reality the book is extremely good, although in my opinion, not quite the same story as the screenplays.
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