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This is a powerful novel: both the setting and the characters make it so.
Evidently, this is Ms. Odrach's first translation effort and she is a skilled editor, as well, having compiled the book from a mass of typescript and marginal notes.
Kulik is very human: he wants to trust (as is man's nature), fears to trust, even those closest to him, even for love.
For those interested in Ukrainian (and surrounding areas) history, good book.Published 6 days ago by L. Ellen Byramji
Wave of Terror by Theodore Odrach (translated by Erma Odrach) is a quiet, vivid book that creeps up on you with a subtle, powerful voice. Read morePublished on September 21, 2011 by A. F. Stewart
Wave of Terror by Theodore Odrach is set in the region of Ukraine in 1939 at the very start of the reign of the USSR. Read morePublished on March 16, 2011 by bookworm3390
Talk about a timely book! This novel is based on Theodore Odrach's own life when Stalin's Red Army came in to power in Belarus. Read morePublished on December 22, 2010 by Amy Henry
A good was-there glimpse of the Soviet takeover of Belarus and history of the Ukraine. But a literary masterpiece it is not, if only because so unfiniished.Published on November 7, 2010 by J. Rodeck
For reasons of disclosure, I should reveal beforehand that the translator of this book, Erma Odrach, has asked me to review it. Read morePublished on July 29, 2010 by M. A. Krul
"Wave of Terror" by Ukrainian Theodore Odrach was written between 1953 and 1964 and translated by his daughter, Erma Odrach. She grew up under the shadow of her father's writing. Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by Judy K. Polhemus
In our post-Soviet world, perhaps especially in the US, where the current fashion is to apologize for all America's past faults, real and imagined, distaste for the Russian flavor... Read morePublished on July 1, 2010 by Kelly L. Norman
In his novel "Wave of Terror" Theodore Odrach offers us a chilling look at a world turned upside down by a ruthless, corrupt, and totalitarian regime. Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by Cody Carlson