Friday, November 6, 2015

Book Review: The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra/Fiction-Short Stories

Hello dear Readers,

Below, my book review of The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra. 

Title: The Tsar of Love and Techno
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Publication Date: October 06, 2015
Genre: Fiction-Short Stories
Author: Anthony Marra 
Publisher: Hogarth
Language: English
Hardcover: 352 pages
Buy Me: Amazon 
More Info: Penguin Random House
Meet the Author: Anthony Marra

Book Description

This stunning, exquisitely written collection introduces a cast of remarkable characters whose lives intersect in ways both life-affirming and heartbreaking. A 1930s Soviet censor painstakingly corrects offending photographs, deep underneath Leningrad, bewitched by the image of a disgraced prima ballerina. A chorus of women recount their stories and those of their grandmothers, former gulag prisoners who settled their Siberian mining town. Two pairs of brothers share a fierce, protective love. Young men across the former USSR face violence at home and in the military. And great sacrifices are made in the name of an oil landscape unremarkable except for the almost incomprehensibly peaceful past it depicts. In stunning prose, with rich character portraits and a sense of history reverberating into the present, The Tsar of Love and Techno is a captivating work from one of our greatest new talents.

My Thoughts

I love reading collections of short stories.This one in particular, did not feel like a collection but a whole novel. How the stories interconnect to each other, its fantastic. I love the author's writing style, its beautiful. How description is used. It was a complete pleasure reading this book. I think Anthony Marra's storytelling is brilliant. Too many emotions while reading it, the ones that you get when the book you are reading is perfect. I cannot wait to read his first novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena.


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