The Master And Margarita

“The tongue can conceal the truth, but the eyes never! You're asked an unexpected question, you don't even flinch, it takes just a second to get yourself under control, you know just what you have to say to hide the truth, and you speak very convincingly, and nothing in your face twitches to give you away. But the truth, alas, has been disturbed by the question, and it rises up from the depths of your soul to flicker in your eyes and all is lost.”

I’ve been passionately reading Mikhail Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita” the past few days… Now I know why so many people have dubbed it as one of their favorite books ever… because it just is that good! The story is set in 1930′s Moscow when the Devil and his clique make an appearance and wreak havoc… People end up in the mental institution, die or flee the city. Throw in Pontius Pilate in the mix and you have a rather peculiar and intriguing story that grabs your attention from page one and doesn’t let you go until the end. There’s also a passionate romance in there… but don’t expect roses and birds singing in the streets! Oh and an amazing (evil) black cat that stands on its hind legs and buys tickets to the tram, loves vodka and guns.

Even though it’s quite funny, I won’t lie… As soon as the night fell, I put it down. It’s so well-written that you do feel a little “queasy” at parts – especially in the Pontius Pilate references… I don’t want to elaborate more because you really should read this book! Even though it was written decades ago it does still feel contemporary and modern…

Have a lovely day! 

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admin is Fali’s Senior Editor. Arleen has been writing professionally for over 10 years. From 2005-2015, she covered the advertising and marketing industry for Majalah Dewasa.

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