The Best Russian Books in English

Forget War and Peace: this blog offers reviews of fun and interesting Russian books in English, links to their Amazon pages, interviews with new and upcoming Russian authors, with the emphasis on Russian genre fiction: LitRPG, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, romance, mystery and other popular reads.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Best Russian Fairy Tales in English

On Kindle, with absolutely gorgeous illustrations, the best Russian fairy tales I remember from my own childhood:Russian Fairy Tales - Skazki (Illustrated)
There're lots more of them in Russia but these are the essence of the Russian folk culture, all about magic, talking beasts and cunning evil wizards. For $1.95 it's the bargain of the century. Don't fool yourself thinking there're only seven of them because they're all long -- way too long for a bedtime story but perfect to be told night after night on  those long village evenings... this is the stuff some illiterate but creative people came up with before books and television!

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