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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 7 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 10 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 14 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 14 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 18 months ago by Kevin M Quigg
There are a number of reviewers who have pointed out all the limitations of this book, but there's a bigger point TO the book than mere history. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by Daniel G. Schaeffer
I could not finish this book. The author goes on and on describing Stalin's many atrocities. There is no relief, no pause to reflect or refresh.Published on March 9, 2013 by J. A. Wilson
Excellent book. Everyone should know what happened in the Soviet Union in the 20th century. Martin Amis is a great writer and he makes you feel the dread of the midnight knock on... Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by William L. Turner Jr.