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Pretty good, if you don't mind proofing & other errors
August 6, 2018
I like my novels to be cleanly proofed & well written - that means not just plotting , concept & the story itself, but also with well-turned phrases, etc. Every 5 pages or so, the author has a beautifully constructed passage or phrase. But book suffers from either poor translation from Russian, or poor understanding of English grammar on author's part. If he were writing in college, I'd give him a B, in grad school, a C+. Interesting concept for the novel & lots of Russian history, which is clumsily handled but interesting. I stopped halfway thru.