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I'd call The Secret History of Moscow a collection of stories about people from different times who lived in a secret place under the city of Moscow. Read morePublished 16 months ago by avidbookreader
I quite enjoy the view of the world from a culture that isn't mine. You could call it 'urban fantasy', but from quite a different place than DeLint's Toronto based stories or Niel... Read morePublished 20 months ago by E. Dent
I bought this book because of the many reviews saying it was similar to Gaiman`s Neverwhere.
So just to be clear to other possible buyers I really found out that`s not the... Read more
This was an enjoyable and interesting book. It has a very intriguing premise.
The writing style is nicely relaxed. Read more
I visited Moscow which gave more appreciation to the characters and settings. When the book mentioned a particular place, I was there. Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by Michael Ciavarella
This is not not a typical urban fantasy book, and in many ways it's closer to the magical realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Catherynne M. Valente. Read morePublished on February 15, 2010 by Michael
I started out very much loving this book. It was the third in a row I'd read with Russia as the setting (Child 44, Moscow Rules and then this). Read morePublished on April 11, 2009 by L. Boswell
The Secret History is a romp through 1990s Moscow, where the underground is a world of magic and secrets that may hold the answer to a rash of mysterious disappearances. Read morePublished on October 17, 2008 by Paul E. Richardson
This has an unmistakably Russian sensibility; it's very stark.
I bought this on Gaiman's recommendation. Read more