Friday, January 6, 2017

Challenge Link-Up Post: Russian Classic


Please link your reviews for your Russian Classic here.  This is only for the Russian Classic category.  If you do not have a blog, or somewhere public on the internet where you post book reviews, please write your mini-review/thoughts in the comments section.  If you like, you can include the name of your blog and/or the title of the book in your link, like this: "Karen K. @ Books and Chocolate (Crime and Punishment)."

16 comments:

  1. Done with my first book for the challenge! The hardest one - Russian Classic!

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    1. Anna Karenina - that is challenging! Russian and pre-1800s Classics are going to be my hardest too, so I've finished my Russian book also. Thanks for linking your post!

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  2. I just added the link for And Quiet Flows the Don. Enjoyed it much more than Doctor Zhivago.

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  3. Just added my review of Crime and Punishment. Liked it a lot.

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  4. Please don't hate me, I had to post Victor Serge from another challenge because I had to see something I've never seen before - Victor Serge listed twice in a row in a challenge.

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  5. I added Brothers Karamazov. I loved it.

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  6. Just finished "Taras Bulba" by Gogol - felt like a cross between a more literary "Conan the Barbarian" and "The Iliad"

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    1. That sounds like a good cross, ha ha ha.

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  7. Just finished Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev. Picked it for two main reasons. 1) Having never read Russian literature before, I decided to cut my teeth on something short - 215 pages short to be exact. 2) Vague title symmetry with my Book by a Female Author (Wives and Daughters). In the end, I wasn't a huge fan of the book.

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  8. My Russian classic was 'The Brothers Karamazov'. I'd expected to find it hard going, but was amazed by how much I loved it.

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  9. I read great and interesting reviews on Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilych and would really like to read it for this challenge. However, I see it is classified as a "short novel" (depending on the edition, somewhere around 100 pages). Would this book qualify?

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    1. Sure, that's fine. I've read Ivan Ilyich and it is excellent, I hope you enjoy it!

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  10. I just finished reading The Death of Ivan Ilyich. For such a short novel, it was amazing how quickly I became engrossed in Ivan Ilyich's life and death struggle. Tolstoy was such a master. Anna Karenina is a great novel, but this one deserves as much of an audience. It was so well written!

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  11. I had put off facing the challenge of a Russian classic but now I've read Lermontov's "A Hero of Our Time" I am glad I finally got round to it. Do I love the protagonist? Emphatically not, but it's extremely well written and engrossing.

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  12. This was the category I was hesitant about, so I am extra glad that I can cross it off the list now with my completion of Anna Karenina.

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