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Taras Bulba by Nikolai Gogol
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Jan 27, 2009

really liked it
Read in March, 1998

I read this book when I was in graduate school studying Latin and Ancient Greek. I was immediately struck by the similarities between Gogol's writing style and the epics of Homer, especially the "Iliad." In particular, Gogol was able to capture Homer's descriptions of the violence of war-vivid, fast-paced and gruesome. Not exactly light reading. But I couldn't put it down-in fact, I'd say Gogol gave Homer a run for his money.
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