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In Siberia

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2007


    Wonderful and informative book one that I have recommended to many friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2002

    Educational and vivid, but negative.

    I learned a lot about Siberia from reading this book. It is informative and the descriptions of scenery are particularly engrossing. On the minus side, I thought the book was quite depressing, as it focused on negative issues (unemployment, drunkenness, boredom, for example). The author also seems to spend a good part of the time interviewing negatively biased clerics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2001

    In Siberia - A Russian Travel Classic

    Thurbon's book is a vertiable classic. I have been reading this genre of book for about seven years now, starting with Remnick's classic Lenin's Tomb, and can honestly say that In Siberia ranks in my top five. His amazing ability to tell a simple story with such literary flair is a true gift, and his knowledge of Russia is beyond compare. This ONLY thing I can say bad about this book (hence the rating of four stars) is poor editing. I realize that the book was culled from a journal of sorts that Thurbon was writing during his travels. There are several breakdowns in the text that are somewhat unforgiveable. This is a great read for those who have interest in Russia and travel in that great country.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2001

    Brilliant and moving.

    Colin Thurbron is first and foremost a poet. His descriptions of, and feeling for, the people and the history of the region is without peer. He takes his reader into the hearts and minds of the people of this vast unknown part of the world. It's impossible to put down.

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