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SHORTLISTED for the 2011 Man Booker prize
SHORTLISTED for the 2011 CWA Gold Dagger, for best crime novel of the year
SHORTLISTED for the Galaxy National Book Awards audible.co.uk Audiobook of the Year
Amazon.ca Best Books of 2011, Top 100 Editor's Picks
Amazon.ca Best Books of 2011, Mysteries & Thrillers--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"Moscow's vivid atmosphere... is heightened by the narrator's Russian-accented dialogue... I loved it." The Observer (audiobook review) "A tremendously assured, cool, complex, slow-burn of a novel and a bleak and superbly atmospheric portrait of modern Russia." William Boyd"See all Product Description
This is an easy to read story just because the prose flows easily. Miller knows how to write. The problem is that his characters and plot are a collection of stereotypes. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2012 by Vlad Thelad
I've seen this billed as a thriller in several places, but it sure isn't very thrilling; and to call it "intense psychological drama" is frankly laughable. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2011 by harsil