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“Nice read, really wakes you up. ”Darryl Youzefowich wrote this review Monday, August 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good, although I lucked climax and ending. But I guess, it´s what Tostoy is about.”Madara wrote this review Tuesday, July 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book follows the life of Ivan Ilyich. He is a high ranking judge in Russia. He is known for being the grumpy old guy. He than becomes sick and realizes how much he likes life. He is in deeply depressed until he finaly passes.
“The story of a man who has done everything "correctly" all his life who now questions everything as he is about to die. Brilliant.”Phaedra J wrote this review Monday, April 25, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Only read the Death of Ivan Ilyich. I really enjoyed it! What a sad story in the end. ”Mrs. Slocombe wrote this review Thursday, February 17, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“my childhood dream feeder tolstoy.
dark and glowing.
“outstanding.”Marz ~ wrote this review Sunday, January 24, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Like other russian novels i have read, the death of ivan ilych is written in a style that is somewhat alien to me. first off, the multi-syllabic russian names are so foreign, and in some cases so similar, that i might not have any idea who's being discussed. also, names are given to characters that only appear for about a paragraph, and in the end theres twenty names, and only four of them are of any significance.
that being said, its not bad, just hard to get used to. not as hard as a clockwork orange, which might as well have been written in a different language, but if you haven't read something by Tolstoy before, you might not enjoy this. also, before reading this book i understood that it would be about the despair of a man before he dies, but tostoy never managed to convey that sense of depair to me.”
“Possibly the only Tolstoy stuff I won't give up on because it was short and easy to read. Love the title.”Kibou wrote this review Sunday, February 15, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No