8 thoughts on “Sunday Salon: Russian about”

  1. I bumped into him a couple of times at a sci­ence fic­tion con­ven­tion some years back, and he seemed like a lovely fella, but I’m afraid I just can’t get on with his books. Don’t like them one little bit.

  2. Have only ever seen the film of ‘Gorky Park’ and nev­er giv­en the book a thought. If the writing’s that good I must see if I can get hold of a copy.

  3. I read the first J. Fforde and quite liked it, but not enough to want to read any more- — bit of a one-note piece in my opin­ion, once you had admired the clev­er idea, there wasn’t much more in it for me.

    I am glad you are enjoy­ing Gorky Park — I read it years ago and liked it. Enough, in fact, to read the next two in the series, which are noth­ing like as good (though I remem­ber Polar Star which was not all that bad — the third, for­get it). MCS has just writ­ten anoth­er Arkady book — which the review­ers seem to think is a return to form. Trouble is, it is such ages ago that I read the earli­er volumes that I can’t remem­ber them suf­fi­ciently dis­tinctly. I’d there­fore prob­ably have to go back and read them again before embark­ing on the latest, sigh.
    Oh well, nice review, Ian, so glad you are in the Sunday Salon chapter of the Debrblogosphere — she will be run­ning the whole inter­net before long and it will be a bet­ter place for it.

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