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Big Book of the Month: House of Meetings

House of Meetings by Martin Amis

Reviewed by Benjamin Alsup

"If gulags don't sound like your idea of fun, be forewarned: Martin Amis's new novel, House of Meetings, is not a fun book. It's something of a labor, actually — forced labor, collective labor, the labor of love. And as Amis tells the story of two brothers locked in a slave camp, he labors mightily to make real the nightmare of Russian history. Often he succeeds...." Read the entire Esquire review.

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One Response to "Big Book of the Month: House of Meetings"

    Mariana December 27th, 2006 at 1:44 am

    It would have been so easy to have said "Be thankful you didn't have to live in the Soviet Union under Stalin." Isn't it obvious that telling people to be glad that they are not Russian is unjust and unnecessarily offensive?

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