Diaboliad and Other Stories by Mikhail Bulgakov

Diaboliad and Other Stories

Mikhail Bulgakov

256 pages first pub 1925 (editions)

fiction classics short stories funny reflective slow-paced

Description

Diaboliad and Other Stories is the only complete translation of his first collection of short stories, plus six of his best feuilletons from the 1920s. The targets of Bulgakov's brilliant, dark satires here include the Gogolian bureaucracy that mu...

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Community Reviews Summary of 174 reviews

Moods

funny 61%
mysterious 53%
adventurous 46%
challenging 46%
dark 46%
tense 30%
reflective 15%
lighthearted 7%

Pace

fast 61%
medium 38%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 45% | Character: 27% | N/A: 18% | A mix: 9%

Strong character development?

No: 40% | It's complicated: 30% | N/A: 30%

Loveable characters?

No: 40% | N/A: 30% | It's complicated: 20% | Yes: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 60% | N/A: 20% | It's complicated: 10% | Yes: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 30% | N/A: 20% | Yes: 10%

Average rating

3.52

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