Koba the dread: laughter and the twenty million

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Jonathan Cape, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 306 pages
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Review: Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million

User Review  - Lucie Novak - Goodreads

Brilliant and scary. If you want to know about Stalinism, this is the perfect book. Read full review

Review: Koba the Dread: Laughter and the Twenty Million

User Review  - Kris - Goodreads

Thought I understood but turns out I had no idea. Read serendipitously timing-wise, the Ukraine situation makes more sense to me. 20,000,000 dead. Read it and you will learn. Read full review

Contents

Russian earth The Saddest Story Into the Sere The Bedbug
97
Census Georgia Demian Bedny The Grey Blur the Yellow Eyes
120
Index
283
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About the author (2002)

Martin Amis, son of the novelist Kingsley Amis, was born August 25, 1949. His childhood was spent traveling with his famous father. From 1969 to 1971 he attended Exeter College at Oxford University. After graduating, he worked for the Times Literary Supplement and later as special writer for the Observer. Amis published his first novel, The Rachel Papers, in 1973, which received the prestigious Somerset Maugham Award in 1974. Other titles include Dead Babies (1976), Other People: A Mystery Story (1981); London Fields (1989), The Information (1995), and Night Train (1997). Martin Amis has been called the voice of his generation. His novels are controversial, often satiric and dark, concentrating on urban low life. His style has been compared to that of Graham Greene, Philip Larkin and Saul Bellow, among others. He is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

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