The Blizzard - Vladimir Sorokin is one of Russia's most popular and provocative novelists. In his scabrous dystopian satire Day of the Oprichnik, American readers were introduced to his distinctive style, which combines an edgy avant-garde sensibility with a fondness for the absurd and even the grotesque all in service of bringing out stinging truths about life in modern-day Russia. In The Blizzard, we are immersed in the atmosphere of a nineteenth-century Russia. Garin, a district doctor
"In The Blizzard, we are immersed in the atmosphere of 19th century Russia. Garin, a doctor, is desperately trying to reach the village of Dolgoye, where a mysterious epidemic is turning people into zombies. He carries with him a vaccine that will prevent the spread of this terrible disease but is stymied in his travels by an all-consuming snowstorm, an impenetrable blizzard that turns a drive that should last only a few hours into a voyage of days and, finally, a journey into eternity."
I've read a lot of books in my life. But, this ONE ... was ... a stand out. I feel like Aisha is a long lost sister ~ friend. Many circumstances, in her book; I related to and some of the wacky stuff I've done. I laughed out loud reading this book. :)
Iron Council (New Crobuzon Series #3) - China Mieville. Not quite as satisfying as Perdido Street Station and The Scar, but it certainly doesn't disappoint. The originality and lyrical prose of Mieville are on display here as with the other two.