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The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
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Aug 19, 07

bookshelves: fiction, russianmotherfuckers

In times of oppression, fiction is a vehicle for the thoughts and feelings of the people. If you know anything about what was going on sociopolitically at the time of the writing of this book, you'll find it fascinating. Even if you don't, you'll find it fascinating. It not only is a well-written story with splendid characters (they are as confused and full of emotion as Dostoevskys; in fact, this reads like something Dostoevsky would have written, were he to take acid) but a clever commentary on the political happenings of the time, and collection of different stories woven together so artfully that, by the end, you cannot tell where one leaves off and the other begins. Jesus! Disappearing men! Monocles and large orange cats! It's wonderful.
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