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Subject: Doctor Zhivago
Date Posted: 4/5/2015 7:14 PM ET
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Can anybody tell me a little bit more about this book, Doctor Zhivago, by
Boris Pasternak? How is this book? I saw that at least one person on the Classics Challenge has read or is currently reading it. Care to share your opinions of it?

Date Posted: 4/5/2015 7:38 PM ET
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One of the people who mentioned reading the book is no longer a member here so can't post any more. I started the book once but lost interest in it and did not go very far in it and quit.

Date Posted: 4/10/2015 12:50 AM ET
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I was considering picking up a copy but after browsing some "goodreads" reviews, decided against it. 

Date Posted: 4/11/2015 3:54 PM ET
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Thanks for the help! I think that I will put this book on my books-to-read-when-there-is-nothing-else-to-read list.
Subject: Which translation to read, anyone care to opine?
Date Posted: 6/17/2015 5:25 PM ET
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I've read this, many years ago (and by the way, I disagree with the posters who say it's not that great of a read, I loved it) and am wondering if anyone who has read this can tell me which particular translation to get and why? I have NO idea which I read all those years ago, and I am now seeing here that there are a couple of different ones. It's a big book, and I'd like to get the best one, but I do know this is a subjective thing, too. (The translator has a BIG lot to do with how good a book is in our (not so beautiful) English language.)

Thanks, everyone!

Robin