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Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov

It was generally agreed that this book had the most intriguing title of the books the book club did (and we have had titles like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). It was also agreed that the writing style made the book a deceptively ‘easy’ read (and easy to forget that it was a translation), and that made readers want to get acquainted with more of the author’s writing.

The discussion seemed to naturally divide itself  into

  • the book’s tone/atmosphere
  • standout scenes
  • Misha the penguin.

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