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The entire book is full of stories of the courage of human beings in the face of such evil.
Please read this book, not only will it make you feel very bad about your country if you're Russian, it is also full of useful survival tips - who knows what happens.
Solzhenitsyn used an amazing writing style, he conveys what started off as simple interviews into an almost poetic style.
The Gulag Archipelago should always be five stars. There were a few things that I wanted that were not included, but that's always the case with abridgements. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jackie E
The author won the Nobel Peace prize for this landmark literary work, the one book more responsible for the end of the ex-Soviet system of brutality in Russia under Lenin and... Read morePublished 13 days ago by R. Kim
Oh man, this book is intense. You think you've got it hard with your job or relationship or life in the modern world? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Spencer in Seattle
Great book but tough read. Really depressing what people had to go through and the fear they lived in. Being born in the USSR this book really hit close to home. Read morePublished 2 months ago by headless-body
This is certainly one of the best books ever written about the modern world and we are lucky that Solzhenitsyn survived the gulag. Read morePublished 5 months ago by The Curmudgeon
I will be reading this with a group. My only comment at this point is that the link to the audio download is actually to volume 3 of the unabridged version, not to the complete... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Norman Boyer
This book is exactly what a memoir should be. Solzhenitsyn puts you right in the center of the action, with scenes so vividly sketched that I had nightmares I was in the Gulag... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Femme Vitale