Sunday, July 31, 2011

From The Guardian

"The convoluted, time-shifting plot of Andrey Kurkov's novel The President's Last Love includes a president of Ukraine being poisoned by his political enemies. In 2004, a few years after the book was written, the Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko was actually poisoned in just one of the bizarre twists that accompanied the Orange revolution in that country. After the revolution Kurkov was invited to a Kiev restaurant by two secret service generals. "They gave me coffee and cognac and asked if I thought my book could have been used by the plotters. I said people who poison presidents don't read books like mine."


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