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Muccamukk

Muccamukk

I listen to a lot of audiobooks, read a lot of library books and e-books, still somehow never have enough room on my bookshelves.

Currently reading

The Radical King (King Legacy)
Martin Luther King Jr., Cornel West
Ancillary Justice
Ann Leckie

Dead Souls (Everyman's Library, #280)

Dead Souls (Everyman's Library, #280) - Nikolai Gogol, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear Kind of a strange book, and, even with all the end notes explaining things, felt very out of context to me. It probably was amazing to your 19th-century Russian, or Russian lit nerd even, but I spent the majority of it bemused and confused.

There were some good scenes, and I generally liked the writing style, especially all the analogies, which were quiet funny, as were some of the character studies. Could have lived without the anti-Semitism.

I only read vol 1, as the translators spent most of the intro assuring me that vol 2 (which is fragmentary) wasn't very good.