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Twilight Watch

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    While not directly related to the book, and only indirectly thro

    While not directly related to the book, and only indirectly through his author, I'm struggling with finding a better channel to communicate this. My apologies to those who might find it inappropriate. I hope that at least some people who might be considering patronizing Mr Lukyanenko by purchasing his books will find this information to be of interest, however.

    I'm sure that everyone has heard about the recent events on Ukraine. It's making quite a splash in Russia, too, and Mr Lukyanenko was quick to make some statements in his blog. In particular, on February 22 - in the aftermath of the three bloodiest days of the protest, during which over 80 people died in a hail of bullets - he has this to say to an Ukrainian commenter:


    "There is no such country as Ukraine, and there shall never be. Either it will be a part of Russia, or else a Polish protectorate."

    "Ukraine is, henceforth, a cursed land, which have to redeem its villainy and cowardice for three generations to come."
    This outburst was triggered by the fact that some of Mr Lukyanenko's colleagues in Ukraine have vocally supported the protesters and even took part in the protests themselves. Addressing them specifically, he made some more specific threats:

    "To the Ukrainian fiction writers ... if any of the writer 'persons' that glorified the Maidan [Independence Square in Kiev on which the protesters clashed with police] and maidaners, who, at the same time, write in Russian and publish in Russia, will try to appear on any of the Russian [writer] conventions - I will stand against it. If they will want to publish in Russia - I will use all my power to stop them. Have some integrity, bastards! I shall no longer travel to Ukraine, participate in Ukrainian conventions, and forbid the translation of my works to Ukrainian."

    Speaking of integrity, it should also be noted that Mr Lukyanenko believes that the events in Ukraine are plotted by Western countries, and US in particular, in order to destabilize the region to the detriment of Russia. He did not, however, make claims similar to the above with respect to publishing in those countries, or translating his books to English. So it is up to you, as a prospective buyer and reader, to take all of the above into account and act according to your conscience.

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  • Posted July 21, 2009

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    An interesting series, great books.

    I really like this series, it's an interesting take on supernatural mythology, with a great play between good and evil especially the blurry line between. I think the perspective of the author is unique, and I really identified with the main character Anton. Good books if your looking for something different.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2008

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    My Favorite Series of All TIme

    When I first read Night Watch, i was captivated. I soon read Day Watch and then Twilight/(or Dusk) Watch (they go in order) Lukanenko has got the whole perspective thing down. He explains things like others, and the gloom so well. He does it in such a way that when you try to explain what the book is really about to your friends, it doesn't do it justice. It sounds cliche but in reality its far far from it. I have never kept with a series like this ever. Im growing antsy for Last Watch<BR/>and every time I get to the end of one of the books, i put it down, because i don't want to finish it because then its over. Im recommending this series to anyone who appreciates fantasy and writers that don't sell out and make cliche vampire love stories (im not knocking Stephanie Mayers and Twilight but the hype is just annoying and frankly there is really nothing special or extra ordinary about those Twilight books)<BR/>The Watch Series isn't about love, I cant tell you what the books are about, because everyone takes something different out of them. I will tell you, what I took out of it- I think its about finding the light within yourself amidst the evil that surrounds us in this world. These books truly were fascinating, enlightening, and amazing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2007

    A reviewer

    I have to say that I have read this book in its original language, that is Russian of course. But I still think that the book would be interesting to anyone who likes science fiction or just wants to spend some time with a good book in their hands. The story starts out with something you would never expect that can happen in the world of Others. You meet your favorite characters, and once again author shows us how thin the line is between good and evil. It twists your mind because you're not even sure anymore if the 'Dark ones' are bad at all.. Author also makes it clear that good and evil are just two halves of a whole. There is also a theme of doing something that is good for everyone, themes of being equal, and how it is not possible in the world we live in. Something that is good for one is bad for the Other. It is simply those who have more power decide what will happen... Wonderful book, keeps your attention until the very end. The style is very typical for this author, when you feel sad even if at the end everything is fine.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    Outstanding

    An amazing piece of dark fiction. The prose resonates, pulses, and pounds with subdued ferocity, driving deep into your brain like a hard rock ballad. Anyone with a love of good, dark prose and well-formed plot will adore this series!

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