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The Devil has decided to put in a personal appearance in Moscow, accompanied by a gigantic black cat, a naked girl and two demons, and are intent on wreaking havoc upon the inhabitants of Moscow.
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The review of this Book prepared by bonzai

This is an astounding feat of imagination involving the entwined plot threads of 1) the activities of the Devil and a young, in-love couple in modern-day (that is to say, 1930s) Moscow, and 2) the anguished decision of Pontius Pilate over whether to execute the prisoner Jesus Christ. (In the end, the two plotlines merge!) A giant, six-foot cat, a midnight party in Hell, the machinations of greedy Muscovites angling for apartment space and status in the local writers guild, and Satan's public magic show figure into the plot.
The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Religion theme?    -   Yes Religion theme:    -   bad mythological being(s)

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Russia City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous    -   rude people

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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