Viktor Martinovich

ABOUT NIGHT

»In fact, Martinovich is trying to do for Belarus what Gabrielle Garcia Marquez has done before. He brought the village of Makondo into world literature. And in it, as if in a nutshell, all Colombia, and even all of Latin America, with its mystical thin- king, the belief in God and at the same time the dead, and endless military coups.«
BELARUSSKI ZHURNAL

»Using the techniques of pop literature MOVA lays bare both the power structures of authoritarian systems and of the supposedly meaningless consumer society. A hilarious barrage of absurd incidents and unex- pected twists.«
literaturkritik.de

»In many ways, „night“ is like „paranoia“ - a novel about fear. But in „Paranoia“ the fear instinct wins, while „Night“ is a book about overcoming fear.«
DARYA KOSTENKO

»In the end, the mystical darkness clears, and the enchanted reader finds himself unexpectedly in a philosophical vessel full of paradoxical technical wonders.«
LIVELIB

ABOUT MOVA

»MOVA is funny. MOVA is sad. MOVA is full of surprises. It is bizarre, it is a thriller, a nightmare – and intoxicating. A powerfully un-cut drug in the form of a book, a fix of which can only be heartily recommended.«
Deutschlandradio Kultur

»Using the techniques of pop literature MOVA lays bare both the power structures of authoritarian systems and of the supposedly meaningless consumer society. A hilarious barrage of absurd incidents and unex- pected twists.«
literaturkritik.de

»... a masterpiece ... The author‘s power of language and richness of ideas create a captivating atmosphere. And thanks to this skill the novel develops into a fascinating literary trip.«
WDR 3

ABOUT PARANOIA

»No political novel could be more up-to-date or oppressive.«
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

«PARANOIA is an excellent novel that has to be read: on the one hand, because it exposes the mechanisms of a paranoid state-apparatus in a most thrilling way. And on the other hand, because it is a love-story with an intensity that is rarely to be found in modern-day literature. And a damned tragic love-story at that ... His use of language, his feeling for rhythm and his inventiveness are overwhelming. You don‘t just read this chronicle of paranoia foretold, you get steamrollered by it.«
Deutschlandradio Kultur

»PARANOIA has an energy and a nerve of its own – a refreshing sign that cultural life in Belarus has not been defeated.«
The New York Times

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