Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich · Book review

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Pretty intense book, composed entirely of people's accounts of living in the USSR during its collapse. It took me a while to get into it, and I felt it got better / more interesting / easier to read about a third or a half of the way in.

I think this book is best paired with some prior reading or knowledge on this period in history (unfortunately I lacked that) since the context is useful when reading this book.


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