ipb1's review against another edition

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4.0

Before Python and Round the Horne, there was Gogol... another giant of Russian literature doing a lousy PR job for his homeland. Aside from omitting The Portrait this is a good selection.

bei_02's review against another edition

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challenging dark funny lighthearted mysterious reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

Some little stories were better than others definitely, but all were enjoyable in their own right!

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hammarbag's review against another edition

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funny

4.25

kaibriggs's review

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dark funny reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

sambbarnes's review against another edition

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3.0

{3.5}
read and study in school. i enjoyed it more when we studied it in class, as the russian humour and culture flew over my head. all in all, a kooky but enjoyable read.

gerardstarling's review against another edition

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4.0

For fans of sour-cream and anti semitism

sarahscire's review against another edition

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4.0

Read "The Diary of a Madman" in the context of a Modern Chinese Literature class for a Lu Xun comparison---the perspective was tedious but ultimately rewarding enough to go back and read the collection in its entirety.

hatingongodot's review

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4.0

I really enjoyed this farce and I'd love to see it performed
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