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Strange and Beautiful,
This review is from: The Slynx (New York Review Books Classics) (Paperback)
There is a wonderfully ominous air hanging over this entire work. Tolstaya describes her anti-utopian vision of a Russian future where all the culture of hundreds of years has been destroyed in 'the blast'. Obviously some thinly-veiled satirical comment here.
Mostly this book is wonderfully executed, with searingly beautiful and creepy passages offset by some real comic moments. I wasn't sure about the ending by any means, however.
Certainly one to look out for - there are some really interesting comparisons to be made between this book and Zamyatin's 'We'.