Vita Nostra

Vita Nostra Best Read || [Marina Dyachenko] - Vita Nostra, Vita Nostra The definitive English language translation of the internationally bestselling Ukrainian novel a brilliant dark fantasy with the potential to be a modern classic Lev Grossman combining psychological

  • Title: Vita Nostra
  • Author: Marina Dyachenko
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover

Vita Nostra Best Read || [Marina Dyachenko] - Vita Nostra, Vita Nostra The definitive English language translation of the internationally bestselling Ukrainian novel a brilliant dark fantasy with the potential to be a modern classic Lev Grossman combining psychological

  • Vita Nostra Best Read || [Marina Dyachenko]
    352Marina Dyachenko
Vita Nostra

About " Marina Dyachenko "

  • Marina Dyachenko

    Marina and Sergey Dyachenko co authors of novels, short fiction, plays and scripts They primarily write in Russian and in the past also in Ukrainian with several novels translated into English and published in the United States These include, Vita Nostra 2012 , The Scar 2012 , The Burned Tower 2012 , and Age of Witches 2014 The primary genres of their books are modern spe Marina and Sergey Dyachenko co authors of novels, short fiction, plays and scripts They primarily write in Russian and in the past also in Ukrainian with several novels translated into English and published in the United States These include, Vita Nostra 2012 , The Scar 2012 , The Burned Tower 2012 , and Age of Witches 2014 The primary genres of their books are modern speculative fiction, fantasy, and literary tales

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  • At the start of this novel, 16 year old Sasha Samokhina is on a seaside vacation with her mother, where after a few days she finds herself stalked by a mysterious man with pale skin and dark glasses She is eventually confronted by this stranger, who entreats Sasha to wake up at 4 am every morning, go to the beach, take off all her clothes, and swim to a buoy and back She reluctantly agrees to this strange task, and as soon as she s back on shore that first morning, she starts to vomit gold coi A [...]


  • Sometimes a book is so custom made for me that I am unsure whether I can reasonably recommend it to anyone or if the reading experience was incredible just because the book hit all my favourite things This is one of those times Combining some of my greatest loves in fiction dark fantasy, inspired by Russian literature, set in the middle of nowhere with plenty of snow, combining boarding school tropes with unconventional storytelling, this book was everything to me.This book follows Sasha, who So [...]


  • This is a most unusual novel, especially for Western readers It s strange and thoughtful and dark, full of psychological twists and turns, metaphysical tangents, and the desperately humorous shenanigans of young adults carrying on at a grim Russian boarding school that is turning them all into what, they do not exactly know.I described Marina and Sergey Dyachenko s novel The Scar as swords sorcery if written by Fyodor Dostoevsky I don t think I m stretching the Russian lit analogy t This is a mo [...]


  • Who in the world wrote this book s blurb, comparing Vita Nostra to, of all things, Katherine Arden s The Bear and the Nightingale I know they both are set in Russia, but what do they really have in common Snow Don t be fooled, and if you want to pick up Vita Nostra because you liked The Bear and the Nightingale, just don t, ok If you need another fix of Russian bear, fur hats and balalaikas nonsense, Leigh Bardugo can supply those Vita Nostra was written by Russian authors, about Who in the worl [...]



  • How is this baffling, esoteric, paranormal weirdness also the most accurate depiction of higher education I ve ever read



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