Useful phrases to describe your favourite book. I’ll talk about my favourite book, it’s called And Quiet Flows the Don. A fascinating story about the life of the Don Cossacks in the 20s during the Russian civil war.
- And Quiet Flows the Don is a novel by Mikhail Sholokhov. It was written one hundred years ago.
- It is story about Cossacks in the early 20th century.
- This book is not included in the list of compulsory reading in school, nevertheless it is very well known in Russia.
- I read this book when I was an adult. I was about 30 years old.
- I doubted that I would read it in full when I started reading this book. The thing is, I don’t like books about war and revolution.
- To my surprise, I found that the book was not about that at all.
- I found it is a book about people like you and me. They just lived 100 years earlier.
- The author of this book has a very strong literary talent. I felt the characters and their emotions very closely.
- I took this story to my heart. I think I would act the same way if I were in the same circumstances.
- As a result, I realized that nothing has changed in 100 years.
- People are always the same, they always want the same thing, they feel the same and face the same obstacles in their life.
- There is an opinion that the book was written not by Mikhail Sholokhov, but by Fyodor Kryukov. There is an opinion that Sholokhov had stolen the manuscript from a dead Imperial officer.
- But it doesn’t matter to me. No matter who wrote it, it’s the greatest story.
- I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about Russia.
- History cannot be understood through numbers, dates and events. History can be understood through such stories.
- compulsory – required by law or a rule; obligatory
- doubt – feel uncertain about