The author's lament for the fall of the Soviet Empire which he thinks was founded on such a noble idea in contrast to America which was founded on self interest and greed is a bit much. The man is a blithering idiot, though amusing.
is that you are so soon thoroughly hooked in that you binge listen to the end and then are disappointed in only that it had to end.
I have either read or listened to ever work of this author. I am constantly put off by his negative view of humanity. Yet I keep coming back, because he is such a magnificent writer.
He spends the time setting the scenes, developing the characters, that most don't.
Add to that some mysticism and poeticism.
If you want a dark theme, fleshed out characters, protagonists with a slight hint of redemption in the end, JLB is the master of his genre.
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