‘What Was That About?’
I’ve really no idea what to make of this book. It’s said to ‘defy categorisation’ and it does. And it certainly pokes fun at 1930s-era Soviet life.
But is it any good?
I honestly don’t know. The dialogue seemed awful, but maybe that’s a cultural thing? Maybe people really spoke like that in the 1930s? And I felt like much of the point of the book, much of the satire, went over my head precisely because I don’t like in 1930s Soviet Union.