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Apr 2012
Roadside Picnic - Arkady and Boris Strugatsky - Gollancz, 2007
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An odd little book, this. It is is the basis for the Tarkovsky film Stalker and the similarly-named videogame series (neither of which I have seen), so clearly it has been an inspiration. Its premise is certainly striking and I liked the grim and darkly humorous Russian style, but ultimately its episodic nature and short length make it feel insubstantial.
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