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The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar

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  • Posted July 21, 2014

    Book was good. However anybody who has read information about th

    Book was good. However anybody who has read information about this time period would probably know that the "kitchen Boy" was killed by Stalin in around 1941/1942. There not sure of exactly the year. However it was a quick read with good historical notes. The only other problem is since this book was written they found the bodies of the two missing family members and used DNA to identify them in 2007. But I still enjoyed the book. 

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    I liked this book. It was engaging & I wanted to keep readin

    I liked this book. It was engaging & I wanted to keep reading. It's historical fiction based on the last days for the Romanov family, the royalty in Russia. I liked the real letters & other historical facts. Russian history is fascinating & you get a glimpse of it here in this novel. It made me curious to visit the Russian museums & archives. The end of the novel was a surprise, but I knew there was to be a plot twist!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Interesting, but flawed

    The imagined saga of the "kitchen boy" told against the actual tragedy of the Romanovs. Starts strong then becomes far-fetched. Worth a read.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Russian History Buffs may enjoy

    For the average reader it's an ok book that picks up towards the end. I think if you're into Russian history, it is probably a much better book than if you have a mild interest in it. Once the executions happened towards the end, the story got more interesting. and there's a great twist at the end to reward you if you stuck it out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2004

    Minority

    I enjoyed reading The Kitchen Boy, but I just didn't think that it was a five star novel. Sorry!

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