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smarjano made a comment Mar 24 2020
"An allegorical post-catastrophe tale set in North America after a new Ice Age, it is meant as a plea for simpler life and respect for nature. Unfortunately, there is too much politics involved in the story, as well as confusion about the levels of..." Permalink
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smarjano made a comment Mar 15 2020
"It is strange to find the future author of "Starship Troopers" writing about a utopia, a strange land with the unlikely combination of a capitalist system and planned economy. The novel shows its magazine origins from 1940 in a somewhat ..." Permalink
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smarjano made a comment Mar 06 2020
"For anyone with a reading knowledge of Russian and the patience to follow the numerous characters, this is a masterpiece of mystery fiction. From a top politician to homeless persons, from a Mafia boss to a housekeeper, from a prima ballerina to a..." Permalink
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smarjano made a comment Jan 31 2020
"If the idea of the novel was to give insight into race relations of post-Apartheid South Africa, then the author defeated his own purpose by desperately trying to be neutral at all costs. The first disgrace of the book (of the male character) is n..." Permalink
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smarjano made a comment Jan 18 2020
"This is the Russian Donna Leon, Ann Cleeves or Louise Penny with her first full-length novel featuring detective Anastasia Kamenskaya. The narration is in the third person, which gives the author the means to tell the background histories of all t..." Permalink
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