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CHARACTERS ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Eugene Vodolazkin Solovyov a young scholar born into obscurity arrives in St Petersburg to have his thesis topic handed to him the story of General Larionov Dismissive at first his subject soon intrigues the young scholar even obsesses him this is no ordinary General Not only did Larionov fight for the monarchist Whites during the. First things first A big thank you to my GR Friend Kinga whose enthusiasm for Mr Vodolazkin encouraged me to pick up this novel even thoug I had not even read a single review of his books Thanks to Kinga I have now a Russian author whom I will follow for the years to comeThe novel has two protagonists separated by decades a scholar Solovyov and a general Lavrionov who having served with the White Army managed to avoid the fate that was unavoidable for the Whites after the 1917 Revolution The plot is intriguing detective like however what I loved about the novel was the descriptions of Tzar Russia Soviet Russia and modern Russia through the events in which both gentlemen participate Only a Russian author can tell a story in which you feel the Russian soulA fascinating novel which prompted me to purchase 'Aviator and 'Laurus' This is fiction which I call Fiction

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READ Solovyov and Larionov 100 ã Solovyov a young scholar born into obscurity arrives in St Petersburg to have his thesis topic handed to him the story of General Larionov Dismissive at first his subject soon intrigues the young scholar even obsesses him this is no ordinary General Not only did Larionov fight for the monarchist Whites during the Civil War he d Ary and on his journey discovers many surprises not least the charming Zoya who works at Yalta’s Chekhov MuseumWith wry humour philosophical seriousness and a ground breaking narrative style Solovyov and Larionov is a genre defying historical detective novel that explores a fascinating period of Russian history. Vodolazkin is one of my favorite authors via Lisa Hayden's translation so a warnng that this isn't a Vodolazkin starter book Read the brilliant Laurus and the excellent The Aviator first and then if you love what you read there you'll be prepared to fight or skim through the tedious sections to find the gold One of the best parts of Vodolazkin's writing for me is the way he buries slapstick scenes in a writing style that is otherwise very considered and contemplative It reminds me of Eddie Izzard's description of Monty Python's humor as intellectual silliness

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Solovyov and LarionovCivil War he did so with bloody distinction So how did he manage to live unharmed in the Soviet Union on a Soviet pension cutting an imposing figure on the Yalta beaches leaving behind a son and a volume of memoirs The budding young historian sets off to Crimea to look for some lost pages from the General’s di. An interesting book perhaps not the best starting point for anyone not new to Vodolazkin as knowledge a lot of Russian history is assumed It would be better to start with LaurusThe two men mentioned in the title are Solovyov a present day scholar from an obscure hamlett by a minor station on a railway line who has an academic post in St Petersburg who is studying the life of the second General Larionov a late White Russian general who survived in mysterious circumstances despite being caught by the Red Army after his army's last stand in Crimea These two stories intertwine to create a complex web of fact and speculation