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Fardwor Russia A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin The forces of science human error and power run amok all collide in a wildly inventive funny and razor sharp political satire about Putin s Russia from one of the country s most fearless journali

  • Title: Fardwor, Russia!: A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin
  • Author: Oleg Kashin Will Evans Олег Кашин
  • ISBN: 9781632060396
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fardwor, Russia!: A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin By Oleg Kashin Will Evans Олег Кашин, The forces of science, human error, and power run amok all collide in a wildly inventive, funny, and razor sharp political satire about Putin s Russia, from one of the country s most fearless journalists.When a scientist experimenting on humans in a sanatorium near Moscow gives a growth serum to a dwarf oil mogul, the newly heightened businessman runs off with the experimeThe forces of science, human error, and power run amok all collide in a wildly inventive, funny, and razor sharp political satire about Putin s Russia, from one of the country s most fearless journalists.When a scientist experimenting on humans in a sanatorium near Moscow gives a growth serum to a dwarf oil mogul, the newly heightened businessman runs off with the experimenter s wife, and a series of mysterious deaths and crimes commences Fantastical and wonderfully strange, this political parable has an uncanny resonance with today s Russia under Putin.Oleg Kashin is a famous Russian journalist and activist who, in 2010, was beaten to within an inch of his life by unknown assailants, in an attack most likely politically motivated by his reporting The events of Fardwor, Russia the title is taken from a flag with a slogan Forward, Russia gone wrong could seem grotesque, if they did not so eerily echo the absurd state of affairs in modern Russia Under Putin s regime, authors dare to criticize the state of affairs and affairs of the state only through veiled satire and even then, as Kashin s experience shows, the threat of repercussions is real.A witty, playful, brave, and incisive work that blends science fiction with political satire, Fardwor, Russia is a must read for anyone interested in contemporary Russia or the hilarious and frightening follies of power.

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    1. a comical, but thinly sketched send up of present day russia, oleg kashin s fardwor, russia roissya vperde is an entertaining blend of satire and the surreal lively, spirited, and frequently quite fun, kashin s novel takes on the rapacious effects of corruption and oligarchy in a tale that s as much science fiction as it is sarcasmre compelling than fardwor, russia is the story of the author itself beaten within inches of his life in 2010 in retaliation for his political journalism struck 56 tim [...]

    2. 1.5 starsI m a fairly fast reader, so it says a lot that it took me 16 days to get through Fardwor, Russia s 115 pages Its description notwithstanding, the midget billionaire Mefody Magomedov plays a very small role no pun intended , and of the many deaths which occur, only one has any connection to Mefody The real focus of Fardwor, Russia is the growth serum itself and the effects it has, not only on the subjects animal and human injected with it, but also on the dangers it poses to Russia s ec [...]

    3. Is there a Russian tradition of writing science fiction novels that are barely science fiction The Strugatsky brothers have turned out one or two of them Victor Pelevin establishes an sfnal or fantastic premise and then gets on with his satirical program Karpov, Kashin s protagonist, is a kitchen sink chemist who invents a growth serum that actually works He is a na f, delighted to be getting results but woefully unequipped to deal with the consequences of his discovery The oligarchs who control [...]

    4. My friend Will Evans translated this so I m biasedIt was awesome Did not want to put it down Laugh out loud funny in parts.

    5. The loudest, longest laughter is born out of the need to keep from crying That is the well that Oleg Kashin plumbed for Fardwor, Russia , his wildly satirical novel, assuming that it is possible to satirize Putin s Russia The full title is Fardwor, Russia A Fantastical Tale of Life Under Putin, and there s enough truth in the fiction to make this a satire that cuts down to the bone.Oleg Kashin is a journalist and since honest journalists lose their jobs in Putin s Russia, he s also a blogger Sho [...]

    6. While this satirical work certainly had its moments I didn t feel it was really on a par with Soviet era dissident literature or contemporary work by many Russian based authors In a way it felt like I was reading the flesh stripped bones of something that should have been much bigger Quite a quick read with expected quirks and absurdities of life in modern Russia where power and powerful interests meet and those who aren t powerful do best to stay out of the path of those who are.

    7. The introduction is helpful for context but I think knowledge about the Russian political system in the past 15 years would have made this book even interesting for me Still, that s no fault of the author and the translation was pretty wonderful There were good chuckles, it s a quick read, and there s a lot to learn from the book It s enjoyable.

    8. This is an interesting book, but I have to say that it didn t end up as compelling as I hoped given the description Maybe it was my expectations, who knows It s billed as fantastical and wonderfully strange but when applied to a Russian novel by a notorious Russian journalist and activist, I imagined something along the lines of Victor Pelevin, who I love This is far straight forward than Pelevin despite being the tale of an inventor who creates a serum that makes living things grow It goes off [...]

    9. The plot was thin and the characterizations were thinner Oleg Kashin should stick to journalism Maybe this would have funnier to someone closely acquainted with the characters who fill the pages of the popular press in Putin s Russia, but I tend to think that a informed perspective would not have been enough to make up for the weak writing Next time I want to read Russian satire, I ll back to Zoshchenko or Saltykov Shchedrin.

    10. An interesting premise disserviced by weak satire, thin characters plot, and a recycled message Oleg Kashin should probably just stick to journalism.Full review on my blog.

    11. I picked this up because of a great review I read in the paper It was ok, but I was expecting and much funnier.

    12. This book was featured in the Nota Benes section of the Sept Oct 2016 issue of World Literature Today Magazineliteraturetoday 2

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