A truly crazy book. That is the least realistic piece of Soviet literature I`ve read in my entire life. The author must have been on some weird communist drugs when he wrote that. I don`t say that this is a communist book, by no means it is anything like that but it is certainly much too crazy for me to understand it. The book seems to be going in 10 directions at the same time, not really wanting to say anything. I may be a little too old fashioned, but that`s not the kind of literature that I can appreciate - even "Ulysses" made more sense. Probably, had I taken my time and read it three times over again, I might have understood more. But I`m too lazy for that.