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Pretender to the Throne: The Further…

Pretender to the Throne: The Further Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin

by Vladimir Voinovich

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Series: The Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin (2)

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We last saw Chonkin being arrested by the NKVD. We catch up with him in prison, where he manages to become a white russian prince dropped into Russia by Nazi paymasters. Or at least thats what the apparatus of state believes. Not just the russian state either, news reaches berlin from a well placed spy.

Once more Voinovich sharpens his satirical pen and takes on dictators,petty officials and the system.Chonkin's easy going nature and tendancy to follow orders & answer questions truthfully allows people to destroy themselves by trying to fit him into the system for their own glorification.

It is very much a sequel to "life & extrodinary adventures" characters & situations from that are related & embellished here, but it lacks some of the real comic set-pieces of the earlier work ( )
  anamuk | Jul 28, 2009 |
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Vladimir Voinovichprimary authorall editionscalculated
Kaempfe, AlexanderTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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