10 books to read in just two days

We have collected books with which you will forget about the difficult week. They can be easily read over the weekend - no “well, one more chapter” on Sunday night.

A lonely little man on a distant planet who only wants to return to his beloved rose and fight with the baobabs that capture his asteroid. And a big man who crashed in the desert, who inside remained a child. A story that you want (and need) to re-read, even if it is already familiar.

Because it never bothers to remember that "we are responsible for those we tamed", and that "all adults were children at first, but few of them remember this."

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Two vagrant workers in the times of the Great Depression are looking for work all over California to earn a living and dream of building their own farm someday. One of them is smart and careful, the second is mentally inferior, but very strong. The story of how people whom fate has driven into a corner, continue to believe in the best to the last.

How else?

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Venichka Erofeev is traveling from Moscow in Petushki to meet there with his woman and their son. In the intoxicated intoxication, the ultimate goal of the trip seems to him a paradise on Earth. As the train moves, reality and illusions, warmed up by a large amount of alcohol, interfere with Venichka’s mind and lead to unexpected thoughts and discoveries. The postmodern poem in prose is full of biblical and mythological allusions, which untangle lovers of intertextuality are a pleasure.

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Signed play by Arthur Miller, who received the Pulitzer Prize for her. Performances on it have been given on Broadway since 1949. The plot is about a loser traveling salesman who is stuck in debt and credit, and is trying to educate his children with his - not the best - example. The conflict of fathers and children, which at the end leads to a tragic denouement.

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The story tells about one day Ivan Shukhov, or the prisoner Shch-854, who is in the Gulag. Solzhenitsyn, without emotion, described one ordinary day at the camp - from lifting to hanging up. The publication of this book, according to some analysts today, influenced the course of the history of the USSR.

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The hero of the story Gregor Zamza once wakes up in his room and realizes that he has turned into a huge disgusting insect. A further plot is about how much this changed his life, the life of his family and the attitude of those close to him.

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The embodiment of virtue, brilliant scientist Dr. Jekyll is a terrible secret: he created a double in which he embodied all his worst qualities.

And everything went well, while he managed to restrain this side of his life ...

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A novel about great love, which the hero carried through his whole life.

The story of public indifference and hypocrisy. The book is for those who dream of being in the "roaring 20s" with their crazy parties, unique style and incredible wealth.

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Allegorical tale of the dragon, which keeps the whole state in fear. The winner of it becomes him.

People who come under the power of the dragon do not consider this a disaster. After the death of one tyrant, they dutifully accept the power of another. It’s impossible to free people simply by killing the dragon.

The play, written in the 1940s, was forbidden to be staged in theaters during the lifetime of the author. In the image of a dragon, many contemporaries saw an allegory with Joseph Stalin.

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The narrative on behalf of the protagonist . He learns about the death of his mother and goes to the funeral. A distinctive feature of his behavior is his estrangement from everything that happens in his life: whether it is a relationship with a girl or crimes committed by him. The hero’s indifference leads to a bad ending.

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