29% done with Dead Souls

Gogol is what you would get if Mark Twain and Kafka raised a child together.

I actually have to force myself to stop reading so that I don’t tear through this too fast.

I love that there is a quality similar to The Canterbury Tales here – it’s episodic and all the characters are flawed, caricatures of the Russian middle class.

It’s great how relevant many of the observations are after nearly 2 centuries.