The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov

One hot summer afternoon the devil and his entourage comes to Moscov and wreaks havoc among the literary and artistic upper class.

 

That is the main premise of The Master and Margarita and this book has been an enjoyable tour de force of weirdness. It´s surreal and crazy and incredibly dark in its humour. The very first scene alone is so memorable, I guess I will never forget what happens to that poor guy. I have to say, though, that I didn´t enjoy reading a couple of chapters in the middle of the book (mainly because I didn´t like the character of Margarita and these chapters were about her).

 

It´s one of these books that I would have loved to study in an academic setting, simply because there is so much to analyse in this novel and I guess I don´t have enough knowledge about Stalin´s Russia to fully understand the satirical aspects of this novel. But even without that it´s a great book and I´m glad that I finally have read it.

 

There is a talking cat called Behemoth in this book and he is awesome:

 

Cat Behemoth of “Master and Margarita” by Bulgakov :)

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Page count: 371 pages

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