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18 February 2012
Kill the General is a book that got me hooked from the very start - I am not a great fan of thrillers but the twisting story line and the frank narration style let me discover a character, flawed and virtuous in the same time. The main character, Stelian Muntean, is a book editor who gets entangled into a plot to kill a general with a strange past, and, as it happens Stelian is publishing his memoir of the Revolution.

Having an interest in Eastern European history, I was fascinated by the insights into late 1980s Romania, with a compelling episode featuring the Chernobyl incident as it was seen in one of the most secretive countries in the Eastern Bloc.

The text is lively, the native Romanian and English translators managing to give the text an appealing local flavour that is miles better than any attempt at "localisation" which is sometimes found in other translations.

Peferct for a cold afternoon with a cup of tea.
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