The story is horrifying, so I'm not sure that "enjoyable" is the right word to describe it. I would say that experiencing the hell, that was Stalin's Soviet Union, through the slowly evolving perspective of a 10 year old boy, is both riveting and frightening.
I was immensely impressed by the relentless, unsentimental way that the story unfolds.
The main character, without question.
I found this book to be absolutely gut wrenching. It's impossible to listen to it, without being affected.
It's a very powerful book. It should completely dispel any "romantic" notions that anyone might have, about what life under Stalin was like.
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