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The worst book I have ever read.
on 10 June 2015
I have read many, many books in my life time - this is, by far, the worst! It took 110 pages of Russian political diatribe, the rise of the reds and references to Russian folklore before we ever got near to the flying stage of the book. It constantly refers to 'such and such an author said' and 'such and such a writer said' etc etc - most distracting, has he never heard of footnotes?. If you took out the 'actual' content about the woman herself (factual and not assumed or referred to as some fairy tale) then you would have a pamphlet of some 10-15 pages (being generous here!). It was that bad a book, I actually donated this as a raffle prize recently...and I never give away my hardbacks. Sadly, the iron curtain being what it is and combined with the lack of factual records we may never have a full account of this remarkable ladies life. Grudgingly gave it a 2 star.