Well this is a strange one indeed. A big majority (55%) of readers on Goodreads gave this five stars, and even though only 1% said they hated it, that is still 1,676 people and they cannot all be wrong. (Okay, they could be.)
I generally fall in with the 1,676. They point out the almost complete lack of characterisation, the plot that is not really a plot, and the lack of that dreadfully bourgeois and boring thing: the whole miserable mess making some sort of sense.
Oh yes, I forgot, among other things, it is a comic novel, almost all of which I find completely unfunny. [Read more…] about The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov