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Sashenka by Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Jan 18, 2009

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Read in December, 2008

I picked this one up because I read a good review in the paper. I wasn't as impressed as the reviewer was.

Sashenka (I do love that nickname), is a young girl in Russia before the revolution. She gets involved with the revolutionaries and delivers messages for them, writes articles under an assumed name, etc. After the revolution, she and her husband are important Party members, with two kids, a nice dacha and even an American refrigerator.

But then Sashenka does a VERY STUPID THING and gets them all in the worst kind of trouble. The results of her Stupid Thing were horrible enough to make me cry. I ended up having no patience with her, and feeling sorry for all the people whose lives were ruined.

Well-written but ultimately unsatisfying.

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Tara Chevrestt Excellent review. You speak my thoughts exactly.

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