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The Case Of The General's Thumb By Andrey Kurkov

The Case Of The General's Thumb by Andrey Kurkov

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Summary

When the corpse of a distinguished general and presidential adviser is found, attached to an advertising balloon, lieutenant Viktor Slutsky is sent in to investigate.

The Case Of The General's Thumb Summary

The Case Of The General's Thumb by Andrey Kurkov

When the corpse of a distinguished general and presidential adviser is found, attached to an advertising balloon, lieutenant Viktor Slutsky is sent in to investigate. Meanwhile, KGB officer Nik Tsensky arrives in Kiev for a secret mission.

A larger-than-life hitman, bombs under furniture, a hearse, a deaf-and-dumb blonde, a tortoise and a parrot all play a part as Kurkov evokes a world of secret militia not seen before in Western fiction.

The Case Of The General's Thumb Reviews

An ebullient black comedy... Reminiscent of the best Soviet dissident literature * Daily Telegraph *
Full of touches of grim insight and tactful surrealism, with just enough of the absurd to suggest a cross between John le Carre's Smiley and Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita -- John Burnside * Scotland on Sunday *
Kurkov is a fine satirist and a real, blackly comic find * Observer *
Kurkov flips from mock-tragedy to comedy and back again, planting the ominous and the absurd neatly among deadpan descriptions of a daily life in denial * The Times *
Kurkov received universal praise for his debut novel Death and the Penguin... Kurkov's latest is better * Time Out *

About Andrey Kurkov

Andrey Kurkov was born in St Petersburg in 1961. Having graduated from the Kiev Foreign Languages Institute, he worked for some time as a journalist, did his military service as a prison warder in Odessa, then became a film cameraman, writer of screenplays and author of critically acclaimed and popular novels, including the cult bestseller Death and the Penguin.

Additional information

GOR001280485
The Case Of The General's Thumb by Andrey Kurkov
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-03-04
192
0099455250
9780099455257
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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