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Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin
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May 04, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012
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A disturbing short novel, a mix of Fahrenheit 451 and A Clockwork Orange set in the Russia of the very near future. It follows a day in the life of an oprichnik, an enforcer and confidante of the czar. Darkly humorous while also being terrifying and imaginative.

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