Because I know you’re all looking for antiquated Russian adventure stories I’d like to recommend Dersu the Trapper. For those of you who like Lewis and Clark type adventure I heartily recommend it.
This is a book I couldn’t put down. You’ll like it too; assuming, of course, that you’re the kind of guy who might enjoy killing a squirrel and eating it for breakfast. Click on the image to go to Amazon.com and drop a few bucks. (No, I don’t get a cut.)
It’s a damned fine historic story with no pretension whatsoever. It’s not remotely deep and the language is dated. Cut the author a break; it was written in Russian by an adventurer (not merely a writer) about events that happened around 1906. I doubt he was carrying a thesaurus next to his rifle.
Like “The Road” (which I reviewed here) I presume no woman anywhere has enjoyed “Dersu” and the average effete studious literature major will break out in hives if they touch the book. You’ve been warned.