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The Fatal Eggs by Mikhail Bulgakov
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Oct 16, 2011

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bookshelves: russian-literature
Read from February 17 to 19, 2012

I enjoyed the premise, and I am a fan of Bulgakov, but this book does read as a somewhat immature novel. The imagery was fairly obvious. Still, it was an interesting and somewhat prophetic read. That said, "Heart of a Dog" is far better.

This translation is not very good. It does not flow very well, and seems rather awkward at times. Having read several other translations of Bulgakov, I am fairly sure that this awkwardness is not a function of Bulgakov's style, but rather, has to do with the translation. Still, it's a decent read. When combined with "Heart of a Dog", you get a good impression of Bulgakov's view of the Revolution in Russia.

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