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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Walter the Russian Cat - too cute for words

I know, I know this blog is about fun and interesting Russian books... but what's a blog without an occasional cat video? Especially if the said cat is Russian - never mind he can't read!

Walter and his owner Julia live in the Russian city of Orel (which incidentally is a large literary center that has given Russia some of its finest and most prominent writers). She spends some quality time taking pics and videos of him and posting them on Twitter at @CatWalterWhite. Walter happily enjoys his fifteen minutes of fame - actually it's much longer if you add up all the footage she's taken of him.

"Better posting cat videos than reporting stories of political scheming," says Orel blogger boroda_krauhina. "Normal people just want to live and laugh, enjoying simple things in life. Which is why our little white cat is so popular. Cats are the purest form of happiness: they're sweet, soft and cuddly."

Meet Walter the Russian Cat!


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Way of the Shaman Book 3 by V. Mahanenko is published!


Attention all LitRPG lovers! The Secret of the Dark Forest, Book 3 of the bestselling LitRPG series The Way of the Shaman by the Russian author Vasily Mahanenko is finally available on Amazon!

We're proud of Vasily and his wonderful translator Natalia Nikitin. They assure you that there won't be any delays in publishing the remaining four books of the series. They will also be available in audio. The paper version of the book will come out shortly.

Enjoy the new installment, everyone! Below are all of Vasily's titles currently available on Amazon, including Survival Quest in German: