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The characters were credible, the plot well crafted and the writing lyrical.
It was almost like he was relating a dull dream The style of writing wasn't too bad but occasionally the author's similes' were embarrassingly bad.
I found it very interesting to read the descriptions of corruption in Russia and how business is actually conducted.
Welcome to Moscow. The city of duplicitous speculators, thieving chancers, corrupt villains, well-endowed women and hapless Nick, from England, who is doing a few years as a lawyer... Read morePublished 27 days ago by TripFiction
Very illuminating for someone who doesn't know about Russia. Easy quick story with a little mystery. Four more words were required😇Published 1 month ago by Chi town Photog
The inclusion of A D Miller's book on the Booker shortlist says more about the Booker than it does about this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Geoff Crocker
This limp novel of post soviet Russia made the Man Booker 2011 short list. Why? AD Miller is good writer, but not in the Graham Greene class. Read morePublished 4 months ago by "Belgo Geordie"
Was pleasantly surprised with this book. I loved it. The writing is superb and once I started it, I just had to finish it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by maryann
You probably need to have some sort of affinity to Russia or Moscow to really love this book. I found well written, but slow and the plot was not very strong. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Per Kristiansen
Having lived in Moscow for five years in the 00's, reading this book is like a homecoming. Brilliantly written, and a plot taken out of real life Russia - at the same time fact and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Henrik Curtz
This novel surpasses even Martin Cruz Smith in giving a vivid - if depressing - view of contemporary Moscow (its culture, politics, police, and gender relations).Published 7 months ago by Anne Mellor
This is about as entertaining as a performance by the Red Army choir.
The unisex author - A.D. Miller (Anthony David Miller or Andrea Dolores Miller? Read more