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Doctor Zhivago - Entire Book

Post by Scott » 20 Jan 2008, 20:46

Please use this thread to discuss Doctor Zhivago. Do not read this thread until you have read the entire book because this thread will contain spoilers.

What do you think of the book now that you have finished it? Has it changed your views regarding that period in Russian history?

I have not quite finished the book yet, so I will wait to post more until I have finished it.

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Post by iNiNJA77 » 15 Aug 2009, 18:02

not really worth the read m8

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Post by lagym888 » 21 Feb 2010, 08:19

Wow! its nice book but it has no changes in my views regarding that period in Russian history. Thank you for sharing.!!! Good Luck.!!!:)

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Post by princehole » 02 Jul 2010, 13:40

Doctor "Zhivago certainly conditions that led to Revolution: Czar's autocratic rule, crushing poverty, and forced (especially the generals under his command admitted men pulled a coup by showing care about). If Then, of course, the Russian people that they "are social workers, but it did not turn out that way.

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Post by grado » 28 Jul 2010, 23:49

I heard this author before but never read his book, I think this will be another nice book

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Post by vvpeter » 09 Aug 2010, 04:59

When Pasternak was chosen for the esteemed Nobel Prize for Literature, his native Russians protested so much that the author declined the honor.Pasternak reveals early on that the novel will be about truth and sacrifice; about one man’s beliefs and how he lives with his choices.

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Post by gavinol » 01 Oct 2010, 02:44

This is one of nice book..thank you for grate review.

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Post by Fran » 01 Oct 2010, 04:23

Doctor Zhivago both the book & the film laid the foundations for my life long love of Russia both the country & it's literature. Awsome IMO

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Post by Jackoliver » 07 Oct 2010, 01:56

This is one of nice book..thank you for grate review.

I have not read the whole book as soon as possible completed.

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Post by Pengyanseo » 23 Mar 2011, 17:34

I have not read the whole book as soon as possible completed.

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Post by Sidramalik100 » 13 May 2011, 06:36

well i have read its only one book which has inspired me so much and i am very happy with his that book so i think he is great Author

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Post by Hanka » 06 Aug 2011, 23:17

Very good book.

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Post by Fran » 07 Aug 2011, 04:14

I've never actually gotten round to reading the book but I love the movie and the music ..... Lara's Theme brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it.

Must get around to the book one of these days :D
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Post by naragus » 30 Sep 2011, 09:36

Zhivago is a beatiful human being caught in the middle of a revolution. It might be seen as a reflection of how the soviet revolution ignored personal interests like love, vocational work, etc. for the sake of their goverment. Of course stories like this can be found on any revolution east or west, but this is what makes the book so good and what led to its censorship for long years.

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Post by Fran » 30 Sep 2011, 11:57

[quote="naragus"]Zhivago is a beatiful human being caught in the middle of a revolution. It might be seen as a reflection of how the soviet revolution ignored personal interests like love, vocational work, etc. for the sake of their goverment. Of course stories like this can be found on any revolution east or west, but this is what makes the book so good and what led to its censorship for long years.[/quote]

Don't know that I'd agree with you that he was a beautiful human being .... IMO he was a normal human being with flaws and failing like the rest of us. There is an argument for saying Zhivago was quite egotistical and selfish in many ways.
I'm going on the basis of the movie though ... I must get my hands on the actual book.

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