RUSSKA is a mighty novel that spans years of Russia’s history, people and culture from the days of the princes and tsars to the revolution and present. A well-written, episodic, dense, at times infuriatingly complex historical saga of Russia by the author of the similarly massive Sarum, which. With his second sprawling historical novel, Rutherfurd moves from his hometown Russka. Edward Rutherfurd, Author, Betty Prashker, Editor Crown Publishing.

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You will also see my terms and conditions, and charges. I have tried to finish this book at least 3 times.

Nueva York y Londres prometen. Based on the reviews I read, I was somewhat prepared for the beginning chapters to be slow-paced, but after reading the sample I thought I would enjoy them nonetheless. Previous Post Useful Website: While this novel does have its drawbacks, if you have an interest in the historical development of the Russian people, this book is interesting. It is russkz to see the transition of the family lines right through the period though the Cold War is barely covered as we hope from WWI to WWII and then immediately to in the space of 30 pages.

Rarely do we see specific events, they arw referred to as external agencies. Russka First edition cover. For instance, we’re told that one character is “shrewd,” and everything he says is said “shrewdly”; also, Rutherfurd has a tendency to interpret events and make announcements like, “What happened next was her fault. Guilt makes a proud man dangerous.

To me this was helpful, as I wasn’t familiar with much Russian history beforehand. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk eeward. I’m saddened by man’s inhumanity to man – and mindful that we all particpate in it, no matter what country or time or activity we are involved in. We just have to recognize our destiny.


It is better as educational fiction; few people in the west have a level of understanding of Russian history that is deserving of its colourful past and that is the strength of this book. View all 4 comments. But, she smiled, it seems to me he has a warm heart. This seems to be due partly to historical gender roles and partly to Rutherfurd’s lack of interest in other aspects of women’s lives also evident in the dearth of women: Their personalities are diverse; I just would have rutherfuurd to see someone have interests or goals in life in addition to men and marriage.

There was just enough for me to not disconnect the story. Would I tell everyone I know to try it? For me it remains his best work. For some reason this book didn’t engage me as much as some of his others. It left me wondering how edawrd is that humans have such an ability to create both incredible beauty and indescribable hell. His descriptions of battles, political machinations and daily life are equally exciting.

Book Review: Russka by Edward Rutherfurd – Sweat, Tears and Digital Ink

One of the richest historical tapestries written in the 20th century bringing Russian pre-revolutionary history to life like nothing since Tolstoy. En cuanto a la Rusia comunista, sencillamente, no existe.

Retrieved from ” https: Of the work I have read, this approach is no better demonstrated than in Sarum.

MG Mason is a freelance writer, self-published author and photographer from Wiltshire, living as an “emmet” in Cornwall. Focusing on a small farming community in the Russian heartland between the Dnieper and the Don at the edge of the steppes, he traces its growth through its inhabitants from the first Tatar raid on the Slavs through the Cossacks, aristocrats, and an emigre’s recent ruszka The detail was fascinating and he never seemed to go overboard.


Book Review: Russka by Edward Rutherfurd

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. One is in the black-earth area of Ukraine in the old Kievan Rus, the other is in the frozen north of Russia. I even enjoy straight-up history as long as it isn’t too dry – for example edqard by Robert K. I have been reading this one off and on for the last three months. It is more like a historical caricature than a novel.

I’m saddened by man’s inhumanity to man – and mindful that we all particpate in it, no matter what country or time or activity we ar Insightful. Published by MG Mason Creative.

Sorry, the graphic incest just made me sick every time. Russian history is fascinating, and I am amazed how Edward Rutherfurd was able to put it all in a very readable and enjoyable novel.

The whole gigantic continent — the world itself as far as he knew — was softly melting, snow, earth and air, an eternal process caught, for a moment, in this shining stasis.