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Koestler managed to humanise and almost explain the insanity of the Great Terror in this short but brilliant novel, in which a now discarded architect of the revolution decides to... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Peter Jakobsen
The seminal work on the Soviet show trials and the pitiful corruption of Stalinism. The death knell of communist hopes, or the inevitable outcome of Leninism? You choose.Published 1 month ago by Nick Collins
Fancinating analysis of the changing nature of the Russian RevolutionPublished 1 month ago by Boat Person
Though on tn the same subject as "1984", this "the revolution eats its own" novel is even closer to the truth of the totalitarian horror. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James Galloway
An interesting story of the moral emptiness of ideology that hints at alternative ways of viewing politics and the individual. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bruce
I benefited from the reading of this book.
In addition to being generally well-written and engaging, 'Darkness at Noon' poses some interesting and relevant philosophical... Read more
Well written account of realized Bolshevism in Russia of the 1930s taken to its logical conclusion. More a piece on man's relation to revolution an an investigation of communist... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rasheed Sabar
DARKNESS AT NOON is an important work, I've been told, and now having read it I see why. It's a short book, dark throughout with shafts of light when the narrator, Rubashov, is... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nouvelle