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A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
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Aug 16, 2009

it was ok
Read in June, 2009 , read count: 3

I'm not into classics. This is no exception.

I find the manipulative trait of Pechorin appalling but this is what you get when you grow up accustomed to the wealth and eventually -- inevitably -- boredom. He chooses to take advantage of anything and anyone whenever he pleases, to satisfy his fleeting wants. This is how he's lived his life.

But this is not just about Pechorin. The structure of the book was well-crafted. The writing style was fine in the Nabokov translation. It wasn't easy to read, but it was appropriate for the story. Hence my two stars.

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