Posts tagged Moscow

Mysterious Book Report No. 331 ̵...

Mysterious Book Report Defectors

Defectors by Joseph Kanon ATRIA BOOKS/Simon & Schuster, $27.00, 290 pages, ISBN 978-1-5011-2139-5 In light of all the nic-nac paddy-whacking that’s been going on for weeks . . . or is it months . . . or, OMG . . . years now about Russia and who did what to whom, and the when, where, […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Yid

The Yid by Paul Goldberg Picador/ St Martin’s Press, $26.00, 301 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-07903-9 The legacy of Joseph Stalin, the ruthless dictator of the Soviet Union during the 1930s, 40s and early 50s, is one of famine, endless bloodshed and tens of millions of deaths due to malfeasance, malevolence and gross mismanagement.  It was an […]

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Mysterious Book Report Tatiana

Tatiana by Martin Cruz Smith Simon & Schuster, $25.99, 292 pages, ISBN 978-1-4391-4021-5 Given the current state of world affairs as regards Russia, Vladimir Putin, the Crimea, Ukraine and the general world condemnation of Mr. P and the country he’s president of in light of the so-called referendum on March the sixteenth as to whether […]

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Mysterious Book Report Wolves Eat Dogs

Wolves Eat Dogs by Martin Cruz Smith Simon & Schuster, 2004, $25.95, 337 pages, ISBN 0-684-87254-4 Books which will transport all of us through time and space; books that know no borders, no limits and allow the reader to peek over the shoulder and into the lives of all the characters the world has to […]