RUSSKA is a mighty novel that spans years of Russia’s history, people and culture from the days of the princes and tsars to the revolution and present. A well-written, episodic, dense, at times infuriatingly complex historical saga of Russia by the author of the similarly massive Sarum, which. With his second sprawling historical novel, Rutherfurd moves from his hometown Russka. Edward Rutherfurd, Author, Betty Prashker, Editor Crown Publishing.

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After this we move onto Catherine and as with Londonthis is where the book really takes off. Paperbackpages.

Edward Rutherfurd || Russka

Thanks for telling us about the problem. A story of rivalry between brothers and the caress of good fortune set in the 11th century. Then come hundreds of pages of excellence until Rarely do we see specific events, they arw referred to as external agencies. With a span like that, it’s hard to keep a consistent plot, and certainly the characters bear no relation to each other, other than the fact that they all live in the same place. This is a typical Rutherfurd book in that it spans many centuries following the same families.

Awakening New York Paris How soft the world was, how shining. Rutherfurd has indeed embraced all of Russia’ From the Houston Chronicle: Preporuka svim ljubiteljima istorije! I found the first chapter, and to a lesser extent the second, to be tedious, before Rutherfurd finally hit his stride in the 13th century.

The military parade was on the Victory day on May 9th and it has never been cancelled.

Open Preview See a Problem? By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. See all 4 questions about Russka‚Ķ. I finally got to the Ruterfurd the Terrible chapter – which most reviewers agreed was when the story finally picked up and made the previous chapters worth plodding though. But, she smiled, it seems to me he has a warm heart.


I forgave the author rutherfrud nonsense about “Turkish face” and concentrated on parts and sub-plots which were truly good. Russia is, after all, a large place and there is only so russak that we can cover. Sorry, the graphic incest just made me sick every time. Jedna knjiga- jedan potpuno novi svet!

The whole gigantic continent — the world itself as far as he knew — was softly melting, snow, earth and air, an eternal process caught, for a moment, in this shining stasis.


What is clear is that revolution had a few false starts in this period, various uprisings within Ukraine and Russia from various factions that were suppressed or petered out and finally find success in the fateful Russka RUSSKA is a mighty novel that spans 1, years of Russia’s history, people, politics and culture from the ancient wandering tribes on the great Eurasian plain to the present day. Here is a story of a great civilization made human, played out through the lives of four families who are divided by ethnicity but united in shaping the destiny of their land.

Of the work I have read, this approach is no better demonstrated than in Sarum. I was a bit disappointed with this book.

Things happen as they are meant to be. This time, he has chosen to take on the geographically mighty Russia, telling its history from the second century AD through to and the end of Communism.

Literary Guild Dual Selection for October. Although I think that the main source of my disappointment is the span of this novel. Again, I did not like this element of The Forest but it worked much better here, possibly because he is using the method so late on in the book when the families are established.


This book, above all other influences, is what propelled me to become an exchange student. Sadly, I was still not feeling it.

The story follows the fortunes of five intertwined families: Views Read Edit View history. You are commenting using your Twitter account. RUSSKA is a mighty novel that spans 1, years of Russia’s history, people, politics and culture from the russkka wandering tribes on the great Eurasian plain to the present day.

As I said ritherfurd my last Rutherfurd book; I think that I’m having too much of a good thing so will give it a break before I read another – although I have already downloaded The Forest!! I didn’t know a lot about Russian history, so was keen to learn a bit more here.

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Russka: The Novel of Russia

By continuing to use this website, you agree to russska use. A difficult section to read due to the unpleasant relationship she has with her father after her brother is taken and her mother killed by Tatars.

Rarely do we see specific events, they arw referred to as external agencies. The chapters flow logically, so I didn’t feel at all disoriented jumping from one to another.