The Russian Debutante's Handbook by Gary Shteyngart
Posted: Oct 27th 2003, 12:08 am
I don't know if anyone else has had the chance to read it, but I loved it. You get the chance to look at situations that can only occur in American from a Russian immigrant's perspectives. It's interesting and witty in a modern style of writing. Gary Shteyngart's use of the English language reminds me a lot of Vladimir Nabokov. They can play with words and phrases in an interesting way because they look at it through a foreigner's eyes. If you're looking for something entertaining and moral-less, but at the same time smart, pick up The Russian Debutante's Handbook.