One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 2.5 out of 5 stars, DNF
If you haven’t noticed, I make no apologies for giving up on a book that doesn’t grab my attention. I wanted to like this one after hearing Jordan Peterson talk about it, but it just didn’t hold my interest. The book was somewhat interesting, not the worse thing I’ve read, but at the same time it was lacking in something. I gave an extra half star because I assume some of the “magic” (horror) was lost in translation from the original Russian. I should’ve picked up the Gulag Archipelago instead, which I still plan to do. I’m not sure if this one just didn’t stand the test of time, but the supposed horrors just weren’t conveyed as being particularly horrific, and that was kind of the point of the book.
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