Tag Archives: russia

Film review: The Ghost of Piramida

Something visual: my first film review on this blog! Although Roxploration is first and foremost a book blog, I’ve decided I may occasionally review other media if their subjects fit particularly well with the ethos of my blog. The Ghost … Continue reading

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Ice Road by Gillian Slovo

First Published: 2004 by Little, Brown (Virago ed. 2005) My copy: Bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: “But there is a limit to the things you can hide from yourself and my own limit recently has got smaller. I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov

Translated from Russian by George Bird First published: 1996 (English translation Harvill ed 2002) My copy: bought secondhand in paperback Memorable quote: ‚ÄúSomething was wrong with his life, he thought, walking with downcast eyes. Or life itself had changed, and … Continue reading

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Snowdrops by A.D. Miller

Published: 2011 by Atlantic Books My copy: Borrowed from the Library where I work Memorable quote: “In Russia,’ Steve said, ‘there are no business stories. And there are no politics stories. There are no love stories. There are only crime … Continue reading

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