Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
I liked this book, especially the way it was moulded together; a dog turned into a man then back into a dog is a fanciful way of thinking about life. But this is fiction and in fiction you can write about anything. Interesting as well is the time period – 1920s Moscow – when doctors were supposedly still thinking about playing with the biology of animals and see whether they can be turned around. Again, this is a work of fiction but it is interesting how ideas and thought can be moulded on paper.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
A perfect example of the Russian Naturalism and Absurdism. The story circles around a deeper political message, but presents a ridiculously shallow plot (which was a little disappointing considering Bulgakov also wrote the superb “Master and Margarita”). It’s a quick read, but not really worth your time.