Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Review: The Vital Needs Of The Dead
The Vital Needs Of The Dead by Sakhnovsky, Igor
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
This book was a major disappointment. The writing often came off as the kind of badly translated Russian one might get from Google Translate. I found myself more than once reading it in the Russian accent of a Soviet character from a Cold War-era spy movie. As for the subject of the writing, it was, at least for me, entirely unrelatable. Perhaps if I had been born and raised in the Soviet Union, I might have been able to identity a bit. As it was, there was little in any character, place, or event that bore any similarity to my world; as a matter of fact, there was so little character development, place description, or events recorded that it would be hard to say that even someone born and raised in the Soviet Union would find anything to identify with. Finally, the story went absolutely nowhere and seemed, ultimately, the be little more than the sex-obsessed ramblings of a Freudian neurotic.
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