Snowdrops Audio CD – Mar 1 2011
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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
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These are the Russian "gold-rush days", and Nick, Nicolai Ivanovich to the locals, a British lawyer, is caught up in financial and other dealings in more ways than one. Despite slowly realizing that all may not be as it appears with his new girlfriend, Masha, her sister Katya and Tatiana Vladimirovna, their aunt, and warnings from his cynical journalist friend, Steven Walsh, he cannot extricate himself from their influence. Rather, Nick prefers to adopt the popular advice of the day "the less you know, the longer you live".
In his business dealings Nick is as gullible, going with the flow: "Money in Moscow had its own particular habits", he muses by way of explanation and justification for his actions. "Money knew that someone in the Kremlin might decide to take it back at any moment..." Nick writes his story with hindsight, confessing "all, as honestly as I can", to his soon to be wife (he hopes).Read more ›
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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