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He Soviet Union But even as the benighted denizens of 1933 Ivansk Street weather the official neglect of the increasingly powerless authorities they devise ingenious ways to surviveIn Bone Music an agoraphobic recluse survives by selling contraband LPs mapping the vinyl grooves of illegal Western records into stolen X ray film A delusional secret service agent in Letter of If you have any connection to an ex Soviet state these stories will likely bring up memories you ve forgotten andor repressed at least they did for me The characters that inhabit Reva s town of Kirovka are sad determined fearful and delusional I found something that resonated with me in every part of this book I d say the comparisons to both Toews and Marra are true When dredging up the past the newspapers attempted to divide its players into victims and villainsAfter three generations who were the victims who the villains We d become a formidable alloy bound by shame The grand dream of euality realized Matthews Choice you have any connection to an ex Soviet state these stories will likely bring up memories The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, you ve forgotten andor repressed at least they did for me The characters that inhabit Reva s town of Kirovka are sad determined fearful and delusional I found something that resonated with me in every part of this book I d say the comparisons to both Toews and Marra are true When dredging up the past the newspapers attempted to divide its players into victims and villainsAfter three generations who were the victims who the villains We d become a formidable alloy bound by shame The grand dream of euality realized

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Good Citizens Need Not Fear

A brilliant and bitingly funny collection of stories united around a single crumbling apartment building in UkraineA bureaucratic glitch omits an entire building along with its residents from municipal records So begins Reva's darkly hilarious Anthony Doerr intertwined narratives nine stories that span the chaotic years leading up to and immediately following the fall of t I liked the idea of this book A bunch of people living in the same building in the USSR who have overlapping storylines It started off strong and had a bit of dark humor to it The other stories all ended flat I didn t walk away with any real message I wanted Let Sleeping Dogs Lie years leading up to and immediately following the fall of t I liked the idea of this book A bunch of people living in the same building in the USSR who have overlapping storylines It started off strong and had a bit of dark humor to it The other stories all ended flat I didn t walk away with any real message I wanted

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Apology becomes convinced he's being covertly recruited to guard Lenin's tomb just as his parents not seen since he was a small child supposedly were Weaving the narratives together is the unforgettable chameleon like Zaya a cleft lipped orphan in Little Rabbit a beauty pageant crasher in Miss USSR a sadist for hire to the Eastern Bloc's newly minted oligarchs in Homecomi I rarely write reviews but I feel as though I must for this one I loved that each story was somehow linked to the others and it made me feel as though there were little details that I may have missed which I will hopefully pick up on during a re read All of the stories were so charming with these less than perfect but so loveable characters The stories made me want to look for stories about Soviet Ukraine and the ways people tried to survive the political climate The characters represented what I can only imagine as real people trying to make ends meet while experiencing the very real relationship dramas that many experience even now Reva writes with a sense of dry humor and almost a whimsical narrative in places which I greatly appreciated All in all this was a wonderful read and I highly recommend it


10 thoughts on “Good Citizens Need Not Fear

  1. says:

    I had high hopes for Good Citizens Need Not Fear a series of interconnected stories set in or near an apartment building in Ukraine that appears on no government maps The possibilities for simultaneous humor and things to chew on was enticing And this was a good book just not as good a book as I'd hopedThe individual stories work as stand alones but also fit together neatly The writing style is direct clear and at times whimsical

  2. says:

    I liked the idea of this book A bunch of people living in the same building in the USSR who have overlapping storylines It started of

  3. says:

    1933 Ivansk Street doesn't exist except for the fact that it does and it houses a cast of characters as diverse as a disgraced poet a recluse with an illicit record business a canning employee tasked with making a triangular vegetab

  4. says:

    Good Citizens Need Not Fear is an absolutely fantastic collection of short stories set in and around a tenement building i

  5. says:

    If you have any connection to an ex Soviet state these stories will likely bring up memories you've forgotten andor repressed at least they did for me The characters that inhabit Reva's town of Kirovka are sad determined fearful and delusional I found something that resonated with me in every part of this book I'd say the

  6. says:

    This was an entertaining collection of short stories filled with eual parts tenderness heartbreak and dry humou

  7. says:

    Read the stories in Part One 'Novostroïka' 'Little Rabbit' 'Letter of Apology' 'Bone Music' and 'Miss USSR' I liked them but I didn't feel gripped or moved and ran out of interest in continuing Crucially I didn't care for Zaya – 'Little Rabbit' and 'Miss USSR' my least favourites centre on her – and a scan of the rest of the stories confirms her character is a strong connecting threadReview copy via Edelw

  8. says:

    I rarely write reviews but I feel as though I must for this one I loved that each story was somehow linked to the others and it made me feel as though there were little details that I may have missed which I will hopefully pick up on during a r

  9. says:

    This is a collection of short stories which all connect and eventually converge Cleverly written the author coats the difficult aspects of UkrainianRussian life with a thick coat of humor And it works This probably appeals to Russophiles like me but I found it incredibly satisfying to read

  10. says:

    For fans of the magical realism bordering on horror à la Carmen Maria Machado and the bittersweet absurdism of

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