The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (review by Agata S. ’15)

The Master and MargaritaThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Nothing extraordinary happens in 1930s Moscow until Satan, also known as Professor Woland, arrives with his eerie crew of followers. Soon enough, chaos engulfs the city; Russian citizens are captured by the Soviet police, get sent to the insane asylum, and run in the streets stark naked. Surprisingly, this is just the beginning of Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, and the masterpiece develops a story within a story that focuses on Pontius Pilate in ancient Jerusalem. Keeping readers glued to the novel’s pages, the genius author intertwines the two tales until they converge at the very end. In my opinion, The Master and Margarita is a must-read with an unparalleled plotline and characters that transform – even physically – in completely unpredictable ways. – Agata S. ‘15

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