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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; 1 edition (Sept. 8 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006395163
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006395164
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 13.7 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #396,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

JAMES MEEK is a prize-winning novelist and reporter. He is the author of three acclaimednovels, The People’s Act of Love, Drivetime and MacFarlane Boils the Sea, and two shortstory collections, Last Orders and The Museum of Doubt. Shortly after 9/11 he was sent toreport on the war in Afghanistan by The Guardian newspaper of London and followedthe campaign to the liberation of Kabul and beyond. In 2004 he was named ForeignCorrespondent and Amnesty Journalist of the Year for his reporting from Iraq andabout Guantánamo Bay. James Meek lives in London.

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Originally read on a whim, this is a book I've returned to more than once and savored each time. It is suitably dark and unexpected and strange, as are all great books involving Russia, and the plot is compelling. It is not, however, hard or heavy work, as some of the classics can be, but is instead undeniably an excellent story, with absolutely masterful pacing (a crucial element of a great read, though often forgotten in rememberings and discussions of novels).

This is a love story about starvation and cannibalism, war and unnecessary exile, and castration as an act of religious fervor. And it is beautiful.
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