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Kangaroo by Yuz Aleshkovsky
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Sep 28, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: own
Read in September, 2008 , read count: 1

Kangaroo caught my eye in Chicago's Myopic books because it was published in Russian in Ann Arbor before being translated and published by FSG. The book takes a really cruel satirical take on Stalinism that's pretty spot-on, except that I'm reading it many years too late. The prose is a first-person stream-of-consciousness monologue—not my favorite style—and it seems pretty dated. I enjoyed the ending much more than the beginning, but I'm not sure I'll return to Aleshkovsky.
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