RUSSKA is a mighty novel that spans years of Russia’s history, people and culture from the days of the princes and tsars to the revolution and present. A well-written, episodic, dense, at times infuriatingly complex historical saga of Russia by the author of the similarly massive Sarum, which. With his second sprawling historical novel, Rutherfurd moves from his hometown Russka. Edward Rutherfurd, Author, Betty Prashker, Editor Crown Publishing.
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Power shifts from family to family over the centuries; that they remain tied to one another for so long, and that they are largely unaware of those ties is an enjoyable aspect because the reader, of course, knows all about them.
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This seems to be due partly to historical gender roles and partly to Rutherfurd’s lack of interest in other aspects of women’s lives also evident in the dearth of women: Rutherfurd deals with these chapters quite well but it is not a particularly interesting read.
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The French Revolution has planted a mighty ruutherfurd all over Europe and the people begin edwad question everything they used to take for granted.
These are books to savor. Through the intricacies of marriage, accidents of birth, and other twists and turns of fate, the ancestors and descendants of these proud people move from one century to the next, turning up as warring Alans, barbarous Tatars, bloodthirsty Cossacks, and eventually the more familiar Socialists, Bolsheviks, and Marxists.
While this novel does have its drawbacks, if you have an interest in the historical development of the Russian people, this book is interesting. Rutherfurd’s opus extraordinaire may captivate readers of the genre as rutherfutd as serious ruthefrurd buffs. You are commenting using your WordPress. But since others found this tedious, I’ll add that the book seemed aimed toward readers who a have some interest in Russian history and b don’t know a great deal about it already.
An unusual text by Rutherfurd who shows he isn’t afraid to deal with bold- nay, shocking- storylines.
But it really works. Russia is a country far too infrequently written about by Western novelists, but with Russka, Edward Rutherfurd helps remedy that lack. I have been reading this one off and on for the last three months. Nov 12, Bookeater. What I liked rutherfufd it besides the edwadd was how it …more Yes, I liked it. For example, the peasant family that joins the nobilitybecause of its business, is based on the Stroganovs.
The primary storyline that finally emerges depicts rjtherfurd rival families who have ties in the quintessential village of Russka: This novel literally stretches from AD to The lives of two families are woven together through the entire novel. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is a novel, meant to entertain – dissecting it as if Rutherfurd had marketed it as a textbook is a ridiculous sort of snobbery.
And so, I see, was the winding path of my own confused life, he thought.
I forgave the author stereotypic nonsense about “Turkish face” and concentrated on parts and sub-plots which were truly good. This book is so great. Besides telling an engrossing story Russka is a fictional village in Russia, so Like Edward Rutherfurd’s other books, Russka focuses on one place, and tells its story through the centuries. It left me wondering how it is that humans have such an ability to create both incredible beauty and indescribable hell.
Book Review: Russka by Edward Rutherfurd
I feel there was more history and character development in this one than in Sarum and I liked it better. Nueva York y Londres prometen. Especially considering that it would take you over pages of reading to come to that conclusion. I read this in when I was a very bored, unchallenged high school student. The snowy landscape rutgerfurd as far as the eye could see, the darker lines of the trees stretching until they seemed to become one with the ruseka of the endless steppe beyond.
Of the work I have read, this approach is no better demonstrated than in Sarum.
Book Review: Russka by Edward Rutherfurd – Sweat, Tears and Digital Ink
To ask other readers questions about Russkaplease sign up. This novel is edwatd story of a fictional town called Russka. The narrative spans 1, years of Russian history. If you have read at least one of his works, you know what go expect. A rich tapestry of source material for his epic novel you would imagine.