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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
The Possessed Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
Author: Elif Batuman
THE TRUE BUT UNLIKELY STORIES OF LIVES DEVOTED -- ABSURDLY! MELANCHOLICALLY! BEAUTIFULLY! -- TO THE RUSSIAN CLASSICS  — No one who read Elif Batuman’s first article (in the journal n+1) will ever forget it. “Babel in California” told the true story of various human destinies intersecting at Stanford University during a conf...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780374532185
ISBN-10: 0374532184
Publication Date: 2/16/2010
Pages: 304
Edition: Original
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3.2 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 3
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This book MIGHT make someone happy. I thought I'd love it just because of the title. The cover makes it look very inviting, too.
But after getting through the first chapter, I just couldn't stand it anymore.
I feel terrible saying this, but the author writes like an intellectual snob...
I hope somebody else will review it and write about how they felt when reading this. I hope someone else likes it. But I just hated it:(
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