Tuesday, February 27, 2007

My favourite Axe review so far...

... has come in from from my Russian friend Andrey. I sent him a copy of the book as a way of saying thank you for his wonderful and generous hospitality when I visited his city last August.

Here's what he said:

I finished reading of the novel just a couple of days ago. The most striking impression for me, being St.Petersburg native, is a strong Russian, St.Petersburg feel of it. Although written in English and by an Englishman, it reads as a naturally Russian literary work, and it's quite an accomplishment. I haven't experienced that feeling before, although I read quite a few Western novels with Russian
connection.

It's a great work of the detective genre, it truly keeps you thrilled and guessing until the very end. My mom loves detective stories, and I told her she would enjoy it when it's available in Russian.

4 comments:

Nik's Blog said...

That must be a very nice feeling, Roger. Which reminds me - I've still not bloody ordered it yet. Hit send, then Amazon next for me.

Nik.

Nik's Blog said...

PS Well when I said I'd not ordered it I meant not re-ordered. I just remembered they cancelled it last time. Some delivery date issue? I forget. Anyway. Amazon.

crimeficreader said...

That's the best type of comment to hang your hat on! Many congratulations,
Best wishes,
CFR

Anne Brooke said...

Wonderful comment, Roger - well done!!

:))

A
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