White Guard

White Guard

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White Guard 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to write a review because the only other rating this book had was a 2 - it deserves better. This book won't make a lot of sense unless you know a little about the Russian Revolution. The introduction explains it pretty well. I skipped the introduction when I read it because I was worried about spoilers and it does give away the fate of some characters. If you read online about the big events of the revolution it should be sufficient for you to catch enough references to follow the book. Bulgakov is absolutely a genius in the way he describes things, the metaphors and styles he chooses to use. There's one part where he describes people's expressions like different hours on a clock face. It would only sound weird if I tried to describe it, but he did it beautifully. It's very worth reading and the finale of the book is one of the best endings I've ever read, I think. A great book, but I won't give it 5 stars because I don't think it was perfect. Originally it was supposed to be a trilogy, and it has a feeling of incompleteness about it.
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