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Strange Life of Ivan Osokin by P.D. Ouspensky
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Mar 22, 12

bookshelves: russian
Read from March 04 to 22, 2012

Eh, not altogether bad. The prose itself is less than average (in comparison to the quality of work I generally read, in comparison to genre-fiction this would be better than average), however I found the little life lessons an enjoyable thing to consume this afternoon.

Certainly does make the reader think about the monotony of life, and how we really don't have a choice, but it's not something I'd live my life by.

The preaching at the end was justified, since it was sharp and straight to the point. Definitely not re-read quality for me, but I'm glad I took the time to check out this little known classic.
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03/04/2012 "Other than Nabokov, I have not read any Russian literature since around last August. This seems more than a little bit interesting to get me back into it."
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