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  1. says:

    The Secret History of Moscow is judging by the wide range of reviews the literary euivalent of an optical illusionYou might read it and feel disconnected from the characters as if you were living in a grey ice slushy day with errands to run that mean wet boots and snow down your neck Or you might read it and see the characters as part of a cultural mosaic set against the background of gentle fat flakes of snow falling out of a so

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    I really want to talk about crack babies to talk about how I feel about this book That's what I'm thinking about Mariel they are born into a disrupted world and missing a chemicalspiritualwhatever balance and then I think crack babies 'cause my attention span is shot and I'm a half thought kinda person on good d

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    I don’t know a lot about Moscow or even Russia in general If I had free time I would devote some of it to feeli

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    The Secret History of Moscow reads like a fusion of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and American Gods only set in Moscow and populated by Slavic deitiesOn the one hand I can't say that I'm much enamoured by any of our protagonists which is not to s

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    It does help to have either a knowledge of Russian Fairy Tales or a source to look them up in when reading this bookThat said this is a good book Sedia tells the story of Galina who is looking for her missing sister It is wonderful to read a fairy tale influenced novel where the women actually get along and where sisters like each Kate Cracke

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    25When I saw the reviews for this book I saw it discussed as a mixture of Neverwhere and American Gods two books I love from Neil Gaiman And while the comparison is a fair one when it comes to the premise of the story it doesn't really live up to the comparison in executionI wanted to love this book It's right up my alle

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    I really wanted to like this but I just couldn't do it The concept sounded fascinating people turning into jackdaws a hidden mythological underground Russian folklore but it was such a pain to read Galina was ob

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    DNF 30%Read on May 05 2015Not my cup of tea I am a huge fan of Slavic Myths and legends but this book was slightly too dark and depressing I expected magic wonder of a fairy tale feel to it Why cruel World? Why?

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    The Secret History of MoscowEkaterina SediaPrime BooksKat Sedia's new book it came out sometime in 2007 but my reading schedule is slow as molasses The Secret History of Moscow is an intriguing novel about set in both the normal world of Moscow in the 1990s and in the strange underworld beneath it where both mythical fig

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    I loved it I'm even tempted to rate it closer to a 910 Probably it was easier for me a native of Eastern Europe to relate with the slavic mythological characters and with the post communist social commentary and this familiarity probably made me rate it higher than if this were set in a western capitalist metropolis Anyway I find the style of Sedia very appealing to my tastes after Secret History and Alchemy of Stone and I will be looking f

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A policeman investigating a rash of recent disappearances Their search will take them to the underground realm of hidden truths and archetypes to find themselves caught between reality and myth past and present honor and betrayal the secret history of Mosc. I really wanted to like this but I just couldn t do it The concept sounded fascinating people turning into jackdaws a hidden mythological underground Russian folklore but it was such a pain to read Galina was obnoxious and there wasn t enough to the other characters to give them anything And she can t write dialogue This was probably some of the worst dialogue I ve read in a while The prose and the descriptions of what people felt was okay but the dialogue and even action seuences were awful The stories actually were probably about the only good part I liked Sovin s the bestThe other problem was it moved too slow and too fast at the same time You spend the first 23 of the book learning the stories of the characters and the people underground while supposedly they re on a uest to find out why people have been turning into birds and then finally the last 13 dashes through that without any real explanation of WHY Okay so it s the thugs and it s Likho and Zlyden but Sedia never gives a good reason WHY they re doing this What do the thugs have to gain What do the demons have to gain What s the point And I don t really see how this all is reflective of Moscow and the period of glasnost Was this supposed to be a parable And if so how and whereAnd why

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Every city contains secret places Moscow in the tumultuous 1990s is no different its citizens seeking safety in a world below the streets a dark cavernous world of magic weeping trees and albino jackdaws where exiled pagan deities and faery tale creatures w. I don t know a lot about Moscow or even Russia in general If I had free time I would devote some of it to feeling guilty for this gap in my knowledge Some day I might even get around to rectifying it by reading some informative books on the subject rather than fantasy which I m given to understand is not always 100% factual odd that But not today No today I ll talk about The Secret History of Moscow in all its dark and magical gloryEkaterina Sedia writes fairy tales The Alchemy of Stone is a fairy tale about a clockwork woman who wants to be a real girl The Secret History of Moscow is a fairy tale about a woman who out of place and out of touch with our own world uncovers a secret one while searching for her sister When Masha turns into a jackdaw after giving birth in their bathroom Galina wants to know why Along the way she meets a cop who has been investigating similar disappearances They in turn meet a street artist who leads them into another world underground where the detritus of Moscow s past has slunkI m not sure what to do with The Secret History of Moscow I m not sure what to say about it or really how I feel about it It was OK Sedia kept me interested kept me wanting to know how it would all turn out But now that I m finished it I discover that it has left almost no impression with me That makes it difficult to reviewWherefrom this malaise I blame the structure of the narrative the way Sedia chooses to tell this story Galina Yakov and Fyodor waste no time discovering the underground a twisted sort of fairyland where gods go to wither and die And then they stay there For a while They sort of loaf around an ersatz inn chatting with Yakov s grandfather and learning a little about the locals Is it interesting I guess But it s a lull one that belies the otherwise urgent beat of the plot drum There are people missing birds flying through reflections in puddles to other worlds I wanted to jump up and yell You have to get a move on I wasn t reminded of it while reading but as I write this review I m spurred to compare this to Bridge of Birds I m not sure why perhaps the fairy tale ualities of both tales but the latter definitely has pulse pounding action even as it fully embraces whimsy and wonderThe Secret History of Moscow on the other hand sort of plods along The characters are cool even sympathetic The deposed and dispossessed mythological figures are also fascinating Sedia draws from a diverse range of backgrounds creating a kind of mythological mosaic a sampling of ideas from the various cultures and times that have called Russia home I wish she did them all justice but the book is so short that we get only the slightest glimpse into these characters and what they representGalina s choice at the end was a good way to end the book too It makes sense given what we know of her but at the same time I wish we had spent time with her in Moscow seen of her life Does she have any friends No one who will really miss her Was her life really that one note Sedia writes well but if she were an artist she would own only one really wide paintbrush and paint in bold and sweeping strokes across a smoky ashen canvasI liked the book but I don t feel enthusiastic about it It s competent but not compelling I don t mind tossing my recommendation in there if you think this is your thing because there is nothing outright poor about The Secret History of Moscow But it didn t excite me either Lie With Me in the tumultuous 1990s No Feelings Involved is no different El libro de sinAzucar.org its citizens seeking safety One Wore Blue (Cameron Saga: Civil War Trilogy, in a world below the streets a dark cavernous world of magic weeping trees and albino jackdaws where exiled pagan deities and faery tale creatures w. 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Hisper strange tales to those who would listen Galina is a young woman caught like her contemporaries in the seeming lawlessness of the new Russia In the midst of this chaos her sister Masha turns into a jackdaw and flies away prompting Galina to join Yakov. The Secret History of Moscow reads like a fusion of Neil Gaiman s Neverwhere and American Gods only set in Moscow and populated by Slavic deitiesOn the one hand I can t say that I m much enamoured by any of our protagonists which is not to say that they are not good characters They are in fact rather well written individuals with layers of personality and lots of spirit I just happen not to like any of them As always I ve fallen for the minor league players It s doubly fascinating when Sedia writes for them their own mini biographies What is interesting than hearing about other peoples lives provided that they lived something worth listening toMoscow itself is that rather well used picture of a grey and used city Its citizens seem to live on the edge or barely live at all remembering either the glorious past or the bleakness of the present It s something that s rather typical in Russian literature from Tolstoy and Chekhov to Lukyanenko and his compatriots It would be interesting for once and very out of the norm to read something about Russia that lacked the shadow of sadness evident in so much of its literatureI hover between a 3 and a 4 for this and finally decided to round up due to my sunny disposition They should really through out some half stars