Short of my pre-teen re-reading the Tolkien trilogy each year for a few years in a row, this is the book I think I could read a hundred times and not get tired of it. There s always something new to find, learn, laugh at and wonder about. Plain fun and entertaining, while smart and dark. I love it.
This uncensored translation of Bulgakov's novel, is a very fine example of protest literature, written during the Soviet crackdown of the 1930s. It is a anti-Stalinist message, in a complex allegory of good and evil. A "wickedly funny, sad, frightening and haunting" masterpiece of fiction. One of the best Russian novels of the last 100 years!