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If it wasn’t for the fact that the daily barrage of packages I receive are marked “media mail” I’m pretty sure the mailman would nark me off to the authorities on suspicion of receiving contraband…

Here’s what I got today!

“In my fictional experience, only Karenin in Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Balak in SY Agnon’s Only Yesterday do pet animals (in this case both dogs) appear so accurately and memorably. However, Misha is a suffering penguin: he has depression. An elderly penguinologists, as he calls himself, tells Viktor that Misha is superheated under his two layers of fat, and nobody would be happy feeling like that, would they? Viktor feels sorry for his pet but doesn’t seem to make much effort to cheer him up except to ply him with lots of seafood.” Andrey Kurkov – Death And The Penguin | Book Reviews | SpikeMagazine.com

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