Home > Books > Fiction > Modern Fiction Books > L Modern Fiction Books > Life and Fate - Vasilii Grossman

Life and Fate - Vasilii Grossman

Product Information

Offers for Life and Fate - Vasilii Grossman

Community Quote

... In 1960, after a long period of gestation, Life and Fate, a sequel to In a Just Cause on a much more ambitious scale and from a much less orthodox viewpoint, was finally submitted by him for publication. Stalin was by then dead and the grip of Soviet censorship not quite as stifling as it ... Read review
1 offer for Life and Fate - Vasilii Grossman   Sorted by: Price 

User reviews »

Fated to live

AdvantagesCompelling narrative, political and philosophical insight

DisadvantagesVast cast, complexity, loose ends

"...meaning of the struggle for life lies in the individual, in his modest peculiarities and in his right to these peculiarities.” He finds himself praising, as no orthodox Soviet writer would, one of his characters, a woman who out of simple compassion helps a wounded German soldier even as his fellows are shooting civilian hostages: “This kindness, this stupid kindness, is what is most human in a human being. It’s what sets mankind apart, ..." Read review

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Show all 1 reviews

Sponsored links

Product Information for "Life and Fate - Vasilii Grossman" »

Manufacturer's product description

This sweeping account of the siege of Stalingrad aims to give as panoramic a view of Soviet society during World War II as Tolstoy did of Russian life in the epoch of the Napoleonic Wars.

Product details

EAN 9780099506164
Type Fiction
Genre Modern Fiction
Title Life and Fate
Author Vasilii Grossman
Edition Paperback
Publisher Vintage
ISBN 0099506165


Listed on Ciao since 08/06/2009

Products you might be interested in »

Life of Pi - Yann Martel

Life of Pi - Yann Martel

Fiction - Modern Fiction - ISBN: 1841952834, 1841952451, 0676973779, 0156030209, 0156027321, 0151013837, 184195392X

User reviews (45)

Buy now for only £ 0.46

Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

Fiction - Modern Fiction, Children's, Modern Fiction, Children's - ISBN: 1904233643, 1904233651, 1904233805, 0316038385, 1904233643; 1904233651; 1904233805, 0316038385

User reviews (170)

Buy now for only £ 0.01

Love on the Rocks - Veronica Henry Monday to Friday Man - Alice Peterson

Monday to Friday Man - Alice Peterson

(+) Good character development, engaging writing style, feelgood ending
(-) Very predictable, main character a bit stereotypical

User reviews (6)

Buy now for only £ 0.39

Lord of the flies - William Golding

Lord of the flies - William Golding

Fiction - Modern Fiction - ISBN: 0571191479, 1573226122, 0571084834, 0333404092

User reviews (49)

Buy now for only £ 0.99

Carte Blanche (James Bond) - Jeffery Deaver

Carte Blanche (James Bond) - Jeffery Deaver

Fiction - Modern Fiction - ISBN: 1444716476 - ISBN13: 9781444716474

User reviews (1)

Buy now for only £ 0.01

Compare Life and Fate - Vasilii Grossman to other similar Modern Fiction Books »

similar by Price (less than 5 GBP)
Brilliantly written
May be too heavy for some (*)
Wonderfully written, easy and quick to read
Other than the obviously sad subject nature - none (*)
Easy to read, requires no thought - if this is an advantage to you..
Promotes unhealthy relationships, repetitive, poorly written, dull characters (*)
Sublime writing style, refreshing, intense, sense arousing, plot, narration
None (*)
similar by Title (First Letter) (L)
Many themes and the novel has a good story line.
Hard to get into and can be boring at times. (*)
light, fluffy, no brainer
slow to get started, annoying characters (*)
great story and characters a fab trashy read!
slightly annoyed with the last page! (*)
A good psychological thriller
none for me really (*)
Good story, more likeable than the first
Annie's still annoying! (*)
similar by Author Surname (First Letter) (G)
Fantastic read for those into philosophy
Weak Storyline (*)
great story and characters, good story
slight lack of detail (*)
Engaging, not too taxing, well-written
Rushed ending (*)
Easy to read, a range of storylines, likeable characters
Slightly cliched and predictable, not Green's best work (*)
Good story, realistic and well-written characters,
Doesn't draw you in immediately (*)
(*) Reviews by Ciao members

Are you the manufacturer / provider of Life and Fate - Vasilii Grossman? Click here