a wonderful and amusing story much of this amusement is due to the author s broken english in which the story is written really funny for anyone who speaks or understands russian and has basic knowledge on the soviet lifestyle a wonderful and amusing story much of this amusement is due to the author s broken english in which the story is written really funny for anyone who speaks or understands russian and has basic knowledge on the soviet lifestyle I d probably give it 2.
5 stars if I could but since I can t, let s just leave at 2I think I had much higher hopes for this so it ended up being quite disappointing The narration of the audiobook really got on my nerves, bad Russian accent coupled with bad English grammar Yes, it did give me an idea of Russian English but I really didn t need an entire book written in this style Painful to say the least.
It was weird in places, with too many hallucinations and nightmares to make much sense I d probably give it 2.
5 stars if I could but since I can t, let s just leave at 2I think I had much higher hopes for this so it ended up being quite disappointing The narration of the audiobook really got on my nerves, bad Russian accent coupled with bad English grammar Yes, it did give me an idea of Russian English but I really didn t need an entire book writt HmmA Soviet Adrian Mole meetsI dunno I really don t know and I just finished that book.
Part of what bugged me was that the book was written in broken Russian English I don t mind throwing in a word in Russian every now and then, especially those words or expressions that don t translate easilybut this drew attention from the story itself.
Unexpected ending, though That bumped the grade up one star Actually, the author has spent a lot of time in ex Soviet which shows, so if I could HmmA Soviet Adrian Mole meetsI dunno I really don t know and I just finished that book.
Part of what bugged me was that the book was written in broken Russian English I don t mind throwing in a word in Russian every now and then, especially those words or expressi This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A lot deeper than I initially thought The broken English style was funny to begin with The book goes beyond describing stereotypical Soviet Russian life into crazy surrealism You never know what is true and what is not towards the end, which I think helps make yousympathetic towards the main protagonist original.
Update after reading some other readers reviews I feel that this book was somewhat missold blurbs should never say something is hilarious because it sets readers A lot deeper than I initially thought The broken English style was funny to begin with The book goes beyond describing stereotypical Soviet Russian life into crazy surrealism You never know what is true and what is not towards the end, which I think helps make yousympathetic towards the main protagonist original.
Update ¹ I Heard Lenin Laugh Ö My favorite thing about this book is that the whole thing is written in the broken English style of the Russian main character, which is very enjoyable to read The first half of the book is told simply, but later on it getscomplicated with sections that are dreams, sections that may be dreams or may be true, and then an ending which leaves you not knowing which things in the last half of the book actually happened or not I would have preferred for the style of the story to remain the My favorite thing about this book is that the whole thing is written in the broken English style of the Russian main character, which is very enjoyable to read The first half of the book is told simply, but later on it getscomplicated with sections that are dreams, sections that may be dreams or may be true, and then an ending which leaves you not



It seems I liked this book better than it s general reviews I would like to be able to give it 3.
5, however 3 it must be I enjoyed the prose, the broken English was both amusing and cute, and added to the likeability of Zhenya, the story s narrator and subject Nice twist at the end although we did get pretty clear glimpses of the way the story might end Quite different to books I would normally read but glad I did Entertaining and amusing, sad and tragic It won t rock your world but I It seems I liked this book better than it s general reviews I would like to be able to give it 3.
5, however 3 it must be I enjoyed the prose, the broken English was both amusing and cute, and added to the likeability of Zhenya, the story s narrator and subject Nice twist at the end although we did get pretty clear glimpses of the way the story might end Quite different to books I I liked the idea that the whole book is written in a Russian coloured broken English I think that was the feature I enjoyed the most, even though the story line in itself is not bad it get s a bit surrealist towards the end no hint of it at the beginning which I found a bit confusing, but then, hey Martin is the author, not me.
Not as good as I expected I thought it would be a dark but funny social commentary on soviet life, but it really wasn t very funny Didn t much care for the use of broken english , it was slightly annoying and patronising Does have some good moments describing the absurdity of Soviet society and life, but overall a bit disappointing This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Promised to be uproariously hilarious didn t deliver It started off as mildy amusing, in that sort of wry humour way, but becameanddisturbing as the book progressed.
You don t need the last part doctors discusion to know that he s totally lost his marbles somewhere along the way There are plenty of clues early on that this is what s happened to him, but towards the end it becomes patently obvious The author tries to do a well, what if he wasn t mad maybe the KGB are drugging Promised to be uproariously hilarious didn t deliver It started off as mildy amusing, in that sort of wry humour way, but becameanddisturbing as the book progressed.
You don t need the last part doctors discusion to know that he s totally lost his marbles some The Looking Glass World Of The Old Soviet Reality, The Future Is Certain But The Past Is Unpredictable And The Truth A Negotiable Commodity Into This Changeable Environment Comes Young Zhenya Gorevich, Struggling To Embrace A Supposed Communist è I Heard Lenin Laugh ↠´ Download by â Martin Sixsmith Utopia

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