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The Slynx

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2003

    A delightful meal for the tempted mind.

    It is not for relaxation and entertainment.This is something entirely different from what the main stream literature represents.The closest to this novel would be Orwell's '1984'. Brilliant language, very inventive and intriguing, also smart and insightfull. That was one of my 'light bulb' moments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2003

    read it and adore it!

    One of the best books I have read in years. Recommend it to all of my friends. Cleverly written, this book makes you feel what it was like to live in former Soviet Union as a inhabitant. I hope she will follow up with a new book soon.

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  • Posted October 20, 2010

    A must read book

    I was born in Russia and I had a chance to read this book in Russian. The Slynx is about human nature and it's simplicity and complexity at the same time. Tolstaya talks about the world where everything is built on the very basic and primitive instincts (just like the USSR itself :)) The plot is strong, the characters are developed with care and truthfulness. The language she uses is amazing, it was hard to put the book down! I am about to start reading the book in English, I wonder how the Russian and English versions will compare. I guess I will tell you in a couple of days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2003

    I'm trying, really I am!

    I ordered The Slynx because,having studied Russian language in high school, and having been there in 1972, and having read some Russian novels,I thought a SCI-FI story set there would be intriguing. But,this is tough going. Ms. Tolsyaya's narrative style goes forward, backward, and sideways. I am about half way through, and I don't see a direction, yet. Unless this novel is more social commentrary than actual plot driven story. It goes from third person to second from one paragraph to the next. At this point I could not recommend it if you found The Slynx when looking in the SCI-FI browse list, like I did. But, I will stay with it, just to say I did. Sorry

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