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, May 14, 2012
The Voice of Waterfalls - a psychological thriller by Natasha Salnikova
I absolutely have to feature this book even though a week ago I didn't even know it existed. I knew that Natasha Salnikova - a renowned Russian TV journalist now living in the USA - had put up a book or two on Kindle. What I didn't realize was that they were THAT good.
The Voice of Waterfalls tells a chilling story of a girl who escaped from an illegal brothel only to discover she'd got out of the frying pan into the fire... figuratively speaking of course, although fire would have probably been a safer option. No spoilers - read it for yourselves if you want to know what happened next... I personally wasn't able to put the bloody book down. Natasha's writing is remarkably strong and preserves occasional quirks of her mother tongue which add some extra charisma to the reading experience. Great book!