Potential readers should be aware of the graphic nature of this story. I get it, that its Leningrad, it was a brutal horrific period. People starving, murdered, cannabalized. However, I am of the opinion that great literature does not need such incessant graphic sexual descriptions or dialogue. Brutality and sexual practices need not overshadow the main purpose of the narrative.....and if, perhaps, it becomes the main purpose it is all the more disappointing.
Very compelling performance
My wife has read all these books so I thought I'd give it a go. Herriot is a great story teller. Great sense of place and great sense of humor.
I believe this was my first exposure to Timothy. He was superb. I thoroughly enjoyed his rendition.
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