Down the Rabbit Hole

Folks, I have a feeling that my plan to read the most important works of contemporary Russian literature will not come to fruition. I’m so enjoying the very first novel on my list that I will now end up reading everything the author has ever published.

On the one hand, it’s a great sign that the first novel I grabbed turned out great. But one the other, I’m now going to fall into one of my reading rabbit holes and not make any progress on the list.

I literally haven’t read any new prose in Russian that I enjoyed in 20 years. Or maybe it’s more like 25. I can’t explain how excited I am to see that there’s finally literature being written in Russian.

One thought on “Down the Rabbit Hole

  1. Yes, and sci-fi has come a ways from “Roadside Picnic” or Сталкер …

    But if you’d like to find out more about this kind of thing, perhaps Метро 2033 and its two sequels (Метро 2034 and Метро 2035) would be something you’d find interesting.

    No spoilers, but the ending of Метро 2035 does have parallels with what you’ve described about this Bykov novel.

    And it also has something in common with our present situation, as in we’re all part of the Metro now.

    Well … actually, not all of us. 🙂


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