Death and the Penguin

by Andrey Kurkov

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Death and the Penguin

Viktor is an aspiring writer with only Misha, his pet penguin, for company. Although he would prefer to write short stories, he earns a living composing obituaries for a newspaper. He longs to see his work published, yet the subjects of his obituaries continue to cling to life. But when he opens the newspaper to see his work in print for the first time, his pride swiftly turns to terror. He and Misha have been drawn into a trap from which there appears to be no escape.


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Caroline
(5 years ago)
04 Mar, 2018
What a strange and sad but funny book that was. Your heart aches for all the characters - poor Misha! Poor Viktor! Poor Sonya! Caught up in a twisted web through no fault of his own, Viktor becomes dragged further and further into someone else's drama until no-one is quite sure what is going on, least of all Viktor. The ending is quite unresolved; I believe there's a sequel and I will definitely be looking for it.

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Language: EN
Genre: Crime Humor

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