ivanmaeder: It took me a while to warm up to this but I'm glad I stuck it out. I think the charm is in the language and the crazy mix of characters, the way religion is dealt with in a very human way... read comments

creep: I gained an entirely new perspective on love for mankind. There was a passage about taking the blame for all of humanity's sins onto oneself, realizing that this is true, and then forgiving yourself. read comments

jaxOLantern: Iā€™m not into literature but this one is worth it. A great dive into human psychology. read comments

roystonvassey: The more everything changes the same humans stay. 200 years old and yet you can empathise with every character read comments

imrehg: Just a whole different level, Tolstoy's writing in a way I don't feel many contemporary writes could. Feels creepy how similar the people's lives in the 19th Century was to ours. Creepy but fun too. read comments

smcl: Enjoyable (and apparently thoroughly well researched) depiction of life in the Soviet Union during its rise and decline read comments

marrowgari: Great bio on Vladimir Lenin. Knew very little about him before reading this. Fantastic! read comments

a_bonobo: It's her 'usual' style, a selection of interviews with a 'chorus' of shorter interviews, this time about the fall of the Soviet Union. Lots of interesting stuff from people whose world was replaced... read comments

coldpie: It turned out to be one of the best book series I've ever read. It follows fictional characters inserted into real history from the late 1800s to the late 1900s including both World Wars... read comments