, September 09, 2011
(view all comments by Elliott Blackwell)
The great Russian surrealist novel that tells of the Devil coming to Moscow to wreak havoc. Bulgakov writes with amazing and meticulous detail about the politics, religion, and art in Russia. Not to mention it has a sharp-shooting talking cat named Behemoth that to this day is so popular he's printed on t-shirts. It's also a favorite of Salman Rushdie, Tea Obhret, Patti Smith, and Daniel Radcliffe. Not to mention inspired The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil." This book also has the great line: Manuscripts don't burn.
A must read for anyone who hasn't read it and a great novel to reread if you have.