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.
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Review: Death and the Penguin (Пикник на льду #1)User Review - Erik Simon - Goodreads
This is a phenomenal mystery, although it's more than just a noir whodunnit. It's a taut glimpse into a surreal post-Soviet Kiev that makes Detroit look like Eden. It taps lightly along the edge of ... Read full review
Review: Death and the Penguin (Пикник на льду #1)User Review - Jim - Goodreads
I picked up this book on a whim in City Lights back in 2001 and fell in love with it almost immediately. It's a minor classic, an absurdist tale of Victor, a Ukrainian writer of obituaries who gets ... Read full review