Thursday, March 17, 2011

Throwback Thursday

But what about all those wonderful books that are ALREADY on the shelves?
Whether it be on your shelf waiting to be read or on the shelves in the stores waiting for you to give it a good home.

This is a meme hosted by Melissa at My words and pages

Here is one of my many books that has been gathering doust on one of my bookshelves.

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Bulgakov's devastating satire of Soviet life was written during the darkest period of Stalin's regime. Combining two distinct yet interwoven parts-one set in ancient Jerusalem, one in contemporary Moscow-the novel veers from moods of wild theatricality with violent storms, vampire attacks, and a Satanic ball; to such somber scenes as the meeting of Pilate and Yeshua, and the murder of Judas in the moonlit garden of Gethsemane; to the substanceless, circus-like reality of Moscow. Its central characters, Woland (Satan) and his retinue-including the vodka-drinking, black cat, Behemoth; the poet, Ivan Homeless; Pontius Pilate; and a writer known only as The Master, and his passionate companion, Margarita-exist in a world that blends fantasy and chilling realism, an artful collage of grostesqueries, dark comedy, and timeless ethical questions.


Ann said...

I think this meme could be made for me! I have just finished emptying all my boxes of books (we've recently moved)and have fast realised that I have read very few on the shelves!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh this sounds like a wonderful book! I hope you enjoy it when you do get around to reading it. :) It is so hard to keep up with the books I'm getting/buying. But it's an obsession I just can't stop buying. lol

Thank you so much for joining in on the meme! I really appreciate it and glad you joined in the fun.

Wonderful pick this week