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Book Spotlight: Monday Starts On Saturday by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
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Monday Starts On Saturday
Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD
Written by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
Afterword by Boris Strugatsky
Translated by Andrew Bromfield
Chicago Review Press
Release Date: October 1st, 2017

Everything is inside out and topsy-turvy when Sasha gets a job offer from some strange hitchhiking strangers he picks up in Russia. Although disbelieving of the magical nature of this offer, he is intrigued enough to follow them into the Institute. What follows is an adventure of silly proportions, where the ridiculous is commonplace and the commonplace is crazy.

More below about Monday Starts On Saturday by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky.

A comic commentary reflecting Russia of the 60s, the Strugatsky brothers wove a clever tale that made it one of the most popular books in their country, ever.

Synopsis:

Sasha, a young computer programmer from Leningrad, is driving through the forests of Northwest Russia to meet up with some friends for a nature vacation. He picks up a couple of local hitchhikers, who persuade him to come work with them at the National Institute for the Technology of Witchcraft and Thaumaturgy, or NITWiT. The adventures Sasha has in the largely dysfunctional Institute involve all sorts of magical beings and devices””a wish-granting fish, a talking cat who can remember only the beginnings of stories, a sofa that translates fairy tales into reality, a motorcycle that can zoom into the imagined future, a hungry dog-size mosquito””along with a variety of wizards (including Merlin), vampires, and petty bureaucrats.

First published in Russia in 1964, Monday Starts on Saturday has become the most popular Strugatsky novel in the authors’ homeland. Like the works of Gogol and Kafka, it tackles the nature of institutions””here focusing on one devoted to discovering and perfecting human happiness. By turns wildly imaginative, hilarious, and disturbing, Monday Starts on Saturday is a comic masterpiece by two of the world’s greatest science fiction writers.

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