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"We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate."


~Henry Miller

Currently reading

The Power of One
Humphrey Bower, Bryce Courtenay
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Robert Jackson
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Shawn Corridan, Gary Waid
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Steve Kluger
Special Forces: Soldiers - Marquesate,  Vashtan,  Aleksandr Voinov

I won't say WOW!

Because it is not enough.

Because it sounds trivially. banally, GENERALLY.

Because it is a way we use to say about books that we enjoyed, a way to tell all our GR and not GR friends, "Hey, here is something that you have to read!"

This book is brutal and row.
It is distressing and cruel.
It is dramatic.
It is intense.
It is mesmerizingly insane.
It is painfully beautiful.
It is disturbingly poetical.
It is captivating.
It is incredibly hot.
It is intriguingly fateful.
It is highly emotional .
It is heavenly engaging.
It is very graphical, no matter if it is sex or violence scenes.


This book is everything but not trivial, not banal, not USUAL.

This book has turned my world upsides down.

This book is like a revelation for me.

This book has emotionally drained, exhausted me.

I am lost. I am lost. I am lost. I am lost...

It was the greatest and the best reading experience I have ever had.

I have just discovered my favorite genre.
Who could imagine it some days ago? Definetely not me.

I have just discovered the next one of my favorite authors and his name is Aleksandr Voinov.
His writing is addictive, provoking, intense, real!..
From now on I am going to read everything he has already wrote and everything he'll write.

Vadim and Dan, soviet speznaz and SAS soldier, they stole my heart. FOREVER. The character to die for...
Their ways crossed 1980. Kabul. The Afghan war. The Cold war. Two enemies. From hate to love.

"There’s no glory in this whole shit. No war is ever glorious. Heroes are usually dead. Besides, they rarely turn into heroes because they are super-humans, but because of circumstances.
Heroes rarely think. Heroes just act. So, all this is, is a stage for glory, small, personal and up to each one of us."

My Dan...

My Vadim...

...the first year they met...

Incredibly fascinating love story.
Honest. Real. Authentic. Aroused. Exciting. Great.

"He’d do anything, absolutely everything for this man, suck him, kill, kill himself, run away, be something else, anything else, everything just blurred, darkness, a place inside that only held him and Dan. Nobody else, nothing else, no time, no place, no affiliations, no past, no future."

"When you're like this, Vadim, I want to own you, and taste you, burrow all the way into your body until I feel so much it fucking hurts and your scent clings to every pore. I want to hurt you, tear you apart, fuck you until you plead and scream and bleed, and all that, because I can never get enough of you."

"If all they had was Afganistan, then he'd make it bloody worth it."

"I’d die for you, Dan. No questions asked."
"No, Vadim. No." Dan’s dark eyes were unforgivingly intense. "You must not die for me, not ever. You must live for me, you understand?"His fingertips rested on Vadim’s face. "Give me your word, you will live for me, whatever happens. Even if I never see you again. I need to believe that somewhere, out there, you are alive."

"Dan didn’t want to say anything, but the words were unstoppable. “I fucking love you. Don’t leave me. You’ve got to find me.” Again, fucking tears. Vadim shook his head, then pressed his face into the crook of Dan’s shoulder, hoped to hide his weakness and felt like a man condemned to die.
"I will... find you. If it’s the last thing I’ll do, I’ll come back. Nothing will stop me."

My reviews are always my emotions. I don’t describe a plot.
Just two words: READ IT.


P.S I have to add something that is very important. There are so many versions of the different parts of the trilogy. And I have maybe to correct my review according athours. I have no idea how a writing duo works but if the result look like THAT, I have no objection.
GREAT JOB, Marquesate and Aleksandr!!!