ePub A Room on the Route ePub

by Godfrey Blunden

from the March 3, 1947 review in TIME magazine:

A ROOM ON THE ROUTE (327 pp.)—Godfrey Blunden—Lippincoft ($3).

A Room on the Route is the best novel on Russia since Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon, though Koestler's book is still much the better. Written by a 40-year-old Australian, A Room on the Route has many qualities of traditional Russian fiction, including some that Russian writers have not recently dared to indulge. No Russian could write so honestly, and so far no Western visitor to Russia during the war has drawn such good fiction from his experience. Blunden was in Moscow for 14 months in 1942-43 as a correspondent for the Sydney Daily Telegraph.

"The Route" is the broad Moscow avenue down which the Packard limousines from the Kremlin streak every morning before dawn, carrying commissars and marshals to their country dachas after the night's work. Everyone who lives on The Route lives under special surveillance by the NKVD (now the MGB and MVD), and the NKVD has cause for suspicion. The U.S. visitor, James Ferguson, is introduced by his merry Russian friend Mitka to a significant little group of people who meet on The Route as conspirators.


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