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MeoPate Tran Tran từ Xã Ross, Minnesota, Hoa Kỳ từ Xã Ross, Minnesota, Hoa Kỳ

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MeoPate Tran Tran từ Xã Ross, Minnesota, Hoa Kỳ

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REQUIEM No, not under the vault of alien skies, And not under the shelter of alien wings-- I was with my people then, There, where my people, unfortunately, were. INSTEAD OF A PREFACE In the terrible years of the Yezhov terror, I spent seventeen months in the prison lines of Leningrad. Once, someone "recognized" me. Then a woman with bluish lips standing behind me, who, of course, had never heard me called by name before, woke up from the stupor to which everyone had succumbed and whispered in my ear (everyone spoke in whispers then): "Can you describe this" And I answered, "Yes, I can." Then something that looked like a smile passed over what had once been her face. (131)

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Interesting

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** spoiler alert ** I found the first half of the book a little tedious - while the author maintained a nice, even tone for the narrator, without making him sound precocious or cute, it got a little repetitive reading the details of all his games and toys (inventive and original though they all are). It was while I was reading (or rather, devouring) the second half that I realized why it was so important. Context had to be set for life post-Room. The entire Escape from the Room was nail-biting. I sat up and then started pacing around while reading this part of the book. I hadnt actually given it a chance in hell, and was blown when I realized the second half was going to be about how Ma re-adjusts and Jack adjusts to the world. It was amazing reading how the little things we take for granted are all novel and new to Jack. Like sunlight and the risks exposure poses to him. Like bees that sting. Like how he never knew that you shouldnt play with fire. Sensitively written, I read this at one stretch. I especially liked how Grandma (at times irritated by his "special" needs and questions, and at others, understanding and loving) and Steppa slowly made their way around him. Really enjoyed this one!