6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Has a few flaws but manages to scrape four stars,
This review is from: Dead Souls (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
Dead Souls is a good read with a plot that kept me reading. I was always hoping that the main character would succeed and avoid danger, but Gogol’s constant direct writing to the reader aggravated me and I found it hard to not skip those parts. Although Part 1 is a good read, due to missing parts of the manuscripts, Part 2 is missing vast chunks of plot line. This meant that the final situation left me confused, and angry because of it. I advise you to buy this book but not to attempt to read Part 2.