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The Twelve Chairs by Ilya Ilf
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Jan 15, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: russian-lit, everyone-should-read-this
Read in January, 2012

I read this in Russian years ago. While it's absolutely hilarious in its native language, the translation works just fine, too. To really appreciate, however, you'll need to have a decent grasp of Russian culture and humor, specifically during the Soviet era.

I loved this enough that let's put it this way... I have a cat named Ostap. :D
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message 1: by A M (new)

A M You read it in Russian?? You're just showing off now LOL!


Katinki Annette wrote: "You read it in Russian?? You're just showing off now LOL!"

lol nah. i have minor in russian. it was good practice. :)


message 3: by A M (new)

A M So you majored in science & minored in Russian? Interesting combination. I am in awe of you.


Katinki Annette wrote: "So you majored in science & minored in Russian? Interesting combination. I am in awe of you."

haha no. languages are a nice diversion from all the math. plus, back then i had a lot of help - i was semi-engaged to a guy from belarus.


message 5: by A M (new)

A M Well that would definitely help.


Katinki Annette wrote: "Well that would definitely help."

did you kill your twitter? my beta lady pointed out that you seemed to have disappeared.


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