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I walked with the author all the way through and was gratefully enlightened.Published 23 days ago by Kindle Customer
Written in a mildly sarcastic style, this is a great companion to more serious histories of the Stalin period. Read morePublished 27 days ago by John Desmond
An amazing story. You have to keep stopping to remind yourself this really happened. Stalin's thirst for purging and shooting people in massive numbers knew no bounds. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Aussie
Poorly organized book. Writer was too clever by half in the structure of the book. It is choppy and uninteresting, as though the author typed it from
note cards on which an... Read more
This is an incredible and devastating book--as another reviewer commented, the only one the non-specialist on Stalin really needs to read about the era of his reign. Read morePublished 10 months ago by VELVET
Many critics have complained that Amis 'added no new historical material' in this book. Of course he didn't: he's a novelist, not a historian. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Luca turin
Koba The Dread made me want to get rid of it. It made me mad, and left me thinking about the terror that we can cause by taking fixed ideas to the limits. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Arturo Vargas
The Soviet Union turned out to be so different from my own experiences as an American fan of ritual suicide cycles that I can appreciate the effort by Martin Amis to show how... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Bruce P. Barten
Most people regard the Third Reich as the most vile government in recent memory. As Amis makes clear, the Third Reich was indeed a vile murderous regime. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kevin M Quigg