Trozos divertidos la cena en casa de Simon Fishman , literatura, pel culas, historia de Rusia, pero no se hace pedante.
Como aspecto negativo que se hace un poco largo y unas cuantas licencias po ticas coincidencias un poco fuera de lugar en el hockey encuentra gente que conoce en una ciudad de 10 millones de habitantes despu s aparece el que le golpea Quitando esos defectos es muy interesante y lo recomiendo.
There is something wonderfully endearing about this book, related I think to the fact that the protagonist is portrayed as an honest, kind and thoughtful individual I was fascinated by the detail of life in Moscow and the last section on the fallout from political protest was instructive Highly recommended.
As someone originally from Russia, now living in Europe, I felt like being back to the motherland when I was reading this book.
Both the country and the people and everyone are perfectly presented.
Not to mention the ending of the story very Russian like thing to happen.
Although this is a novel it could easily be a piece of travel writing It is a really good insight into modern Russia and Moscow , how the country works and how it has changed and developed post Soviet era Putin looms large, but the writing is such that it is not dealt with in heavy handed way.
Enjoyed the quick and easy read I recommended it already to friends
After some very good reviews, this was disappointing Overly long, poorly worked characters and certainly no real feel for the country other than what we know already.
Ok interesting description of life in Russia
A New York Times Editors ChoiceNamed A Best Book Of By Bookforum, Nylon, Esquire,and Vulture This Artful And Autumnal Novel, Published In High Summer, Is A Gift To Those Who Wish To Receive It Dwight Garner, The New York Times Hilarious, Heartbreaking A Terrible Country May Be One Of The Best books You Ll read This Year Ann Levin, Associated Press The Funniest Work Of Fiction I Ve read This Year Christian Lorentzen, VultureA Literary Triumph About Russia, Family, Love, And Loyaltythe First Novel In Ten Years From A Founding Editor Of N And Author Of All The Sad Young Literary MenWhen Andrei Kaplans Older Brother Dima Insists That Andrei Return To Moscow To Care For Their Ailing Grandmother, Andrei Must Take Stock Of His Life In New York His Girlfriend Has Stopped Returning His Text Messages His Dissertation Adviser Is Dubious About His Job Prospects Its The Summer Of , And His Bank Account Is Running Dangerously Low Perhaps A Few Months In Moscow Are Just What He Needs So Andrei Sublets His Room In Brooklyn, Packs Up His Hockey Stuff, And Moves Into The Apartment That Stalin Himself Had Given His Grandmother, A Woman Who Has Outlived Her Husband And Most Of Her Friends She Survived The Dark Days Of Communism And Witnessed Russias Violent Capitalist Transformation, During Which She Lost Her Beloved Dacha She Welcomes Andrei Into Her Home, Even If She Cant Always Remember Who He IsAndrei Learns To Navigate Putins Moscow, Still The City Of His Birth, But With Expensive Coffee He Looks After His Elderlybut Surprisingly Sharp Grandmother, Finds A Place To Play Hockey, A Caf To Send Emails, And Eventually Some Friends, Including A Beautiful Young Activist Named Yulia Over The Course Of The Year, His Grandmothers Health Declines And His Feelings Of Dislocation From Both Russia And America Deepen Andrei Knows He Must Reckon With His Future And Make Choices That Will Determine His Life And Fate When He Becomes Entangled With A Group Of Leftists, Andreis Politics And His Allegiances Are Tested, And He Is Forced To Come To Terms With The Russian Society He Was Born Into And The American One He Has Enjoyed Since He Was A KidA Wise, Sensitive Novel About Russia, Exile, Family, Love, History And Fate, A Terrible County Asks What You Owe The Place You Were Born, And What It Owes You Writing With Grace And Humor, Keith Gessen Gives Us A Brilliant And Mature Novel That Is Sure To Mark Him As One Of The Most Talented Novelists Of His Generation