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I thoroughly enjoyed this. I've never read him before and only know him through reputation, namely that of a racist misogynist (though in today's climate that applies to people who make the 'okay' hand gesture so I'll take that with a pinch of salt). I'm not sure what all the fuss is about; he describes sex. What of it? Anyway, I wonder how many people have been put off him by virtue of a media that are full of hypocrites. I absolutely loved this. It was like being nourished by food, a feeling I haven't had while reading for quite some time. My interest was waning somewhat by the f
Review of four Soldiers by hubert Mingarelli, translated Sam Taylor Four Soldiers is set during the Russian Civil War in 1919, somewhere on the front near Romanian and as the title tells us, there are four soldiers as part of a company of the Red Army who have been ordered to the woods on the borders with Romania waiting for orders to decamp. There is the narrator from Kirov (well the city now known as Kirov), the intelligent Pavel who has made plans for the their hut for sleeping so that they are protected, Uzbek soldier Kyabine, a guy who really shouldn't gamble his tobacco in ga