32% done with The Master and Margarita

The theater chapter, while I’m sure is teeming with literary nuance and insightful reference, is really best just enjoyed for what it is.

This style of fantastical storytelling is one of the pleasures of Russian literature. This strangeness can range from the horse beating in Crime and Punishment, to the outright bizarre in the Strugatsky’s “Monday Begins on Saturday’.

It’s pure imagination, but deeper, too.