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In Siberia by Colin Thubron
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In Siberia (original 1999; edition 2000)

by Colin Thubron (Author)

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Title:In Siberia
Authors:Colin Thubron (Author)
Info:Harper Perennial (2000), Edition: First Perennial Edition, 304 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Rating:***1/2
Tags:nonfiction, travel, Russia

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In Siberia by Colin Thubron (1999)

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Thurbon's travels on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
What a wonderful book. The descriptions of the place, its history, its people and its awful dark side are very powerful. There are passages of great beauty and insight. ( )
  rosiezbanks | Jul 27, 2016 |
I enjoyed this book immensely. All good science fiction should read like a travelogue. The reverse should be true but rarely is-- with the exception of this book. A riveting strangeness-- looking through this mirror darkly at the "peace dividend" at the end of the Cold War makes for paradoxically giddy yet sobering reading. The book is full of wonder and compassionate alienation-- the portrait of a stark landscape and its people haunted by its Gulag'ed, Stalinist past is unforgettable. ( )
  allyshaw | Apr 4, 2013 |
Great insights into Russian life. ( )
  wbwilburn5 | Jun 9, 2012 |
Depressing. It really captures the "Soviet Union" that I've seen in Belarus but goes far beyond in showing a people's suffering. You just have to be amazed at the damage that results when a nation totally rejects God. Not sure I liked the writing style. ( )
  ORFisHome | Jul 13, 2009 |
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In the early 80s Colin Thubron wrote a bestselling book about his travels around the Soviet Union in an old Morris Minor. In the late 90s, post Soviet Union, he decided to explore Siberia - this time by truck, by bus, by boat. The result is a wonderfully readable and evocative account of an extraordinary region. He travels through exotic cities and deserted villages, meets nostalgic old Stalinists and aggressive Orthodox churchmen, and generally interweaves Siberia's fascinating history with a vivid description of the place today.

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" ... a journey of discovery ... a moving and profound portrait of a region ..."--Dust jacket.

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