17% done with The Master and Margarita

There is such a frantic pace to the book it’s hard to slow down and take it all in. I wonder if this is part of the point since the devil would be lost among all these quickly moving details – the modern world?

The cat is unusual; I know it’s a famous character but as yet we’ve only seen it trying to catch a bus.

Berlioz ends it much like Karenina – there’s even a ‘prophecy’.

I love he’s satirizing writers.