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Золотой телёнок by Ilya Ilf
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it was amazing

I'm a fan of Ilf and Petrov! They are a brilliant duo. I love the half sarcastic, half ironic style, love the way they show a picture of the Soviet society of the NEP era. I cannot say I love the characters in the sense of relating and looking up to them, but I can't but sympathize all of them. Though the end of Bender's adventures was predictable (taking into account, that the authors were Soviet journalist who just couldn't let The Great Combinator enjoy his 1 million in Rio), it was a bit of a pity.

The Golden Calf, as well as The Twelve Chairs, is a timeless classic. A truly literary delight and a source of dozens of witty quotes.
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Reading Progress

May 24, 2014 – Shelved
May 24, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
July 27, 2016 – Started Reading
July 29, 2016 –
page 20
6.25% "При слове «Бобруйск» собрание болезненно застонало. Все соглашались ехать в Бобруйск хоть сейчас. Бобруйск считался прекрасным, высококультурным местом."
July 29, 2016 –
page 36
11.25% "Паниковский с гусем :)"
August 5, 2016 –
page 228
71.25% "Вы знаете, Бендер, как я ловлю гуся? Я убиваю его, как тореадор, - одним ударом. Это опера, когда я иду на гуся! "Кармен"!"
August 8, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Lena эх, прочитаю-ка я 12 стульев )


Alyona Хорошее начало! Way to go :)


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