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The Commissar’s Report, originally published by Houghton Mifflin, was lauded as “a wonder of intense, cinematic storytelling…honest, inventive, and memorable.” (Wall Street Journal). In this comic novel of the Cold War, Dimitri, a young hero of the Russian Revolution and Kremlin spy is secretly smitten by the sirens of capitalism. His posting to the Soviet consulate in New ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published August 20th 2000 by 1st Book Library (first published January 1st 1984)
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This book was thrilling and engaging, it kept me on the edge of my seat when Dimitri's double life is going to be found out by the Russian government while he was being a multi-millionaire in the states. It had a vicious antagonist as the protagonist's father sent the antagonist's parents into the gulag and survived. ...more
Mar 31, 2018 rated it liked it
I read this satire about twenty-five years ago and loved it. It did not have the same appeal this time around. Perhaps it is because infiltration that seemed far-fetched twenty-five years ago seems too real now, considering what we know of Russian interference with Western elections.
Apr 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The category that this book fits into on the bingo board is a book recommended by amember of your family. The family member that recommended it to me was my sister Amanda.

What I liked about the book was that some of the storyline of which the book was based on made me eager to learn and find out more. This included the stock market in America (Wall Street) and immigrants from Russia getting deeper into American democracy and trying to turn the system corrupt.

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Jun 28, 2007 rated it really liked it
A wonderful novel about a cold-war era Russian spy who loves the Brooklyn Dodgers (because you just CAN'T root for the Yankees!). This would get five stars, but the ending is such a downer. ...more
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