Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Commissar's Report” as Want to Read:
The Commissar's Report
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Commissar's Report

by
4.05  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  5 reviews
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)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Commissar's Report, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Commissar's Report

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.05  · 
Rating details
 ·  42 ratings  ·  5 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Commissar's Report
Eddie Owens
Apr 10, 2017 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Joshua
Oct 29, 2019 added it
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
Pamela
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.
Kurt
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.

What i was disappointed about in the
...more
Kathy
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
Dave
rated it really liked it
May 14, 2014
Marcofaassen
rated it really liked it
Dec 25, 2013
Itsyigitege
rated it really liked it
Jan 03, 2012
Brett
rated it it was amazing
Jun 16, 2009
Emre
rated it it was amazing
Jun 28, 2020
Linda
rated it liked it
May 15, 2011
Albert
rated it it was ok
Apr 21, 2013
Roland Mann
rated it it was ok
Sep 03, 2011
S
rated it it was amazing
Feb 01, 2017
Mrgowen
rated it liked it
Dec 09, 2010
Alexander
rated it liked it
Feb 26, 2020
Ray Ivey
rated it really liked it
Sep 24, 2010
Beverley
rated it it was amazing
Jan 25, 2012
Ayşe İpek
rated it it was amazing
Jan 25, 2016
Graham Harris
rated it really liked it
Nov 17, 2016
S
rated it liked it
Sep 06, 2014
Salmaan Zubair
rated it it was amazing
Aug 09, 2014
Uygar Karal
rated it really liked it
Feb 17, 2010
D.S.
rated it it was amazing
Dec 03, 2011
Ted
rated it really liked it
Jun 27, 2020
Chris Demmons
rated it it was amazing
Mar 03, 2012
Duru
rated it it was amazing
Jul 19, 2019
John Priest
rated it liked it
Jul 26, 2017
Martijn
rated it really liked it
Jul 03, 2013
Tina Graves
rated it it was amazing
Jan 15, 2017
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Fire & Blood (A Targaryen History #1)
  • The Hedge Knight (The Tales of Dunk and Egg, #1)
  • Foundryside (The Founders Trilogy #1)
  • Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth
  • Edward Trencom's Nose: A Novel of History, Dark Intrigue, and Cheese
  • La Place
  • The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #4)
  • Gabriel García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
  • The Lonely Hour (Bryant & May #16)
  • Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord
  • Birds Without Wings
  • Notwithstanding
  • The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzmán
  • Flashman (The Flashman Papers, #1)
  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Piano Solo)
  • The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts
See similar books…
2 followers
Martyn Burke's newest book from Tyrus/Simon and Schuster, MUSIC FOR LOVE OR WAR, is his sixth published novel and has been praised by Carl Hiaasen with, "Few writers can take you from the hills of Afghanistan to the gates of the Playboy Mansion, and make you believe every crazy word. Martyn Burke is slash-and-burn funny, but also unexpectedly touching and wise.

Martyn works in a multitude of worlds
...more

Related Articles

Of Women and Salt, the debut novel by Gabriela Garcia, has the feel of a sweeping family saga that’s hard to reconcile with the fact that it’s...
0 likes · 0 comments