I really want to give this more stars, but between the language, sex, language about sex.... and the really annoying issue of I CAN'T TELL WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE.... it gets 3.
What do I mean? Well, the book starts with a prologue of sorts, talking abou the author sitting down with his grandfather and finally getting him to talk about the war and Leningrad. So I guess maybe it's supposed to be based on a true story.
Except that it never really says for sure, which is driving me crazy. Yes, I'm probably thinking about it too much, but it bugs me.
Anyway, one way or another, it's an interesting Russian tale of WWII, which I've not really read before. Most WWII books are from other perspectives, so that was really interesting.
And really, how can you not be fascinated by two young men spared execution to go in search of a dozen eggs?
If language doesn't bother you, I would probably recommend this one.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!