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posted ago by GoldenPlains ago by GoldenPlains +33 / -0

The Gulag Archipelago by Alekxandr Solzhenitzyn Volume 1 has won the vote.

https://youpoll.me/65443/

You will have a week to obtain a copy and read the first 2 chapters. I imagine this Book is going to provide for some very interesting discussion.

If you have an thoughts or suggestions for the book club please let me know.

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8BitArchitect 5 points ago +5 / -0

https://archive.org/details/TheGulagArchipelago-Threevolumes

I'm just going to leave this here for those that don't want to look.

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Ohdeerlordman 4 points ago +4 / -0

Go buy the book and afterwards buy an axe and pick a spot in the hallway that is best to defend from.

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yvaN_ehT_nioJ 3 points ago +3 / -0

Learned my lesson with the last book club that I can't really participate while law school's in session xD

Y'all'll really like the book. It can be pretty grim but damn is it an engrossing and eye-opening read.

Or, listen. There's an audiobook of it too, which is what I did. Took an entire summer to get through it but I still remember quite a lot, and that was...oh god about 3 or 4 years ago now.

You can find the audiobook on youtube here.

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GoldenPlains [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

/u/DomitiusOfMassilia can I get a sticky please, thanks.

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DomitiusOfMassilia [M] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Got it.

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CptLightning 2 points ago +2 / -0

Is there a specific edition we're reading? I know there's abridged/unabridged, I'm not sure if it was originally written in Russian, because then there might be different translations as well

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GoldenPlains [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Can't help you out with different translations but we are reading Volume 1 of the unabridged version.

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Ahaus667 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ah, the disappearance of Leningrad, good place to start.

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Rexmo 1 point ago +1 / -0

Should've done the abridged version. This might be the end of the bookclub.