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Philip Roth meets Evelyn Waugh in a blackly comic portrayal of prep-school adolescence. Montefiore creates a young anti-hero as hilarious as Just William, as monstrous as Stalin himself, whose rite of passage shows what happens when a game of power grows into a dangerous obsession.
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Published December 31st 1997 by George Weidenfeld & Nicholson (first published January 1st 1997)
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Julian King
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No need for a summary of content here - an earlier review is excellent on this. The aspect of My Affair with Stalin I want especially to praise is its wonderful evocation of the life of a prep-school boy in the 1970s: I was there, and thanks to Montefiore, I've just been back.

Funny, sad, horrific, wonderful! A brilliant book; read it!
Sahar
Aug 17, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Very original and interesting. One of a kind.
Khairul Hezry
Oct 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humour
Hilarious! A young boy copies Stalin's political manuevering's in order to survive at school.
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Simon Sebag Montefiore is the author of the global bestsellers 'The Romanovs' and 'Jerusalem: the Biography,' 'Stalin: the Court of the Red Tsar' and Young Stalin and the novels Sashenka and One Night in Winter and "Red Sky at Noon." His books are published in 48 languages and are worldwide bestsellers. He has won prizes in both non-fiction and fiction. He read history at Gonville and Caius Colleg ...more