The Limonov is the type of book that stays in your mind long after the book is closed. The first half of the book is absoletely riveting and depicting Limonov's life start and the unexpected twists that led him to US where he became a writer. It helps us understand the blocks that defines Limonov's personality. The fact that the book is talking about Limonov whom certainly very few people know ( never heard of him before) is not of big importance here. Each of us can find in Limonov something of one's own personality, of one's own narcicism, of one's own attempt to succeed and be recongnized.
The second part of the book doesn't get as close to human soul and secrets as the first part, but it gives a good picture of URSS/ Russia historical path, and how Limonov's political opinions and small history fits into Russia's last 40 years history with a big H.
I loved that book, but I must admit I love Carrere 's work.