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Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
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Dec 10, 2007

it was ok
Recommended for: someone who loves satire, Russian immigrant fiction
Read in November, 2007

This was my first time reading Russian wonderboy Gary
Shtyngart, and I was a little disappointed. Though after reading it, I clearly do think he's genius, I felt that the clever writing and extreme satire too often came at the expense of heartfelt storytelling. There were definitely breakthrough moments but,in the end, Gary's satire of even himself grew predictable and grandiose.

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