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A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
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Dec 22, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: 19th-century, russia, 1001-books, fiction
Recommended to Inder by: Marc
Recommended for: Katie, Ammon, other people with a soft spot for anti-heroes
Read in December, 2003

What can I say? I have a soft spot for despicable, cynical, anti-heroes. But what strikes me most about A Hero of Our Time is how modern it feels - one feels it could easily have been written (though not as well) by Evelyn Waugh or Ernest Hemingway.
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message 1: by Stuart (new)

Stuart Yes! Angst in the back country is a timeless guy thing. Try Peter Mathaison (sic) and the snow leopard book.

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