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This book was a bit too wandering for my taste. I had expected a tightly-woven plot, but the author digressed too much with philosophical musings.Published 2 months ago by An American Reader in New Zealand
It is the height of Stalin's paranoia, show trials and terror. Neighbours Romachkin and Kostia hold menial positions and suffer the drudgery poverty and terror of the times. Read morePublished 7 months ago by An admirer of Saul
A wonderful book written by an astute recorder of the Stalin years.Published 10 months ago by Owen Dimock
A good read that reveals a world devoid of freedom.
Recommended for all who want to read a more complex work than 1984 or Darkness at Noon.
Required reading for those few remaining souls who still cannot fathom the depth of Stalin's murderous paranoia. Tedious and telling.Published 20 months ago by william f. wasley
From Prof Adam Morton @ University of Sydney "On Victor Serge and the Journey into Defeat: The Case of Comrade Tulayev"
I can add little to what are some excellent reviews,but must agree that it is difficult to know why this work is less well known than other works by... Read morePublished 22 months ago by S.R.H
This novel deserves the same recognition as "Darkness at Noon." Like Solzhenitsyn's novels, while based on actual events, it gives the reader a unique chance to live... Read morePublished 23 months ago by John Desmond