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.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Memoria. A Corporation of Lies on Amazon!
Hi all! I was away for the last few days and couldn't get to the computer earlier, but in my absence, Memoria. A Corporation of Lies, a science fiction action adventure thriller by Alex Bobl, went live on Amazon and is selling!
I promise to write an in-depth review one of these days but my first impression is that this is a good book - literally. This is a story of honest, fearless, brave people taking a stand against a powerful and well-connected evil. It starts as a hard-boiled dystopian adventure of a hunted outlaw - a Russian reviewer went as far as to call Alex Bobl's Memoria a noir technothriller - but very soon the author's natural optimism and positivity took the better of him. A reader in an Amazon discussion called this book "The Three Musketeers in a SF setting", and he's probably right. This is a book about friendship, honor and courage fighting a powerful and cunning ill will. Great news for all of us who haven't yet lost faith in human nature: thanks to writers like Alex Bobl, we have hope that all is not yet lost.