Grigory Ryzhakov – Russian Writer


Size Matters or… Does the Word Count Speak Volumes About a Book?

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I’m a slow reader and I prefer reading short books. I often find long books associated with poorly structured stories, with muddled middles, containing pages and pages of impenetrable narrative.… Read the rest

Surviving on the Edge: A Tale of Resilience

Red Primer for Children and Diplomats by Victor Vashi, 1967

Imagine a boy growing up in a totalitarian state where sexism, chauvinism, homophobia and general disrespect to human life and personal freedom were a norm. Imagine this boy growing up as a coward and a liar because he feared to tell others, even with his own parents and siblings, the only thing about himself he knew for sure: he was a girl on the inside.… Read the rest