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Golden Calf by Ilya Ilf
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really liked it

It's hard sometimes for a book or a movie to make me genuinely lol. I was giggling so hard while reading Zolotoi Telenok, it deserves four, if not five stars just for that.
Ilf and Petrov are a very witty couple, and even though the narration and the language of their books seem light-hearted, a lot of work has gone into making every little detail right. And this book is full of quirky colorful little details of life and mores in 1920s' Russia. I guess I'm also really loving Russian authors for their amazing dialog, there's no natural, real dialog like those in the Russian books I've read so far.
Excellent read, if a little weird towards the end, and a bit repetitive (least for me) at the start. Once you go two or three chapters into the book, it gets very satisfying and entertaining.
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September 29, 2009 – Shelved
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October 12, 2009 – Finished Reading

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