Eduard Kochergin

"The book is so easy and quick to read it gives the reader the impression that it can easily be put aside again afterwards and quickly forgotten. Wrong, for it hits you more solidly than a thriller and every single one of the companions encountered by the little "runaway" sticks in your mind."

"Kochergin’s memoirs automatically recall Pasternak’s definition of the ideal book - "a rectangular block just glowing with conscience"... A book just glowing with life’s truths and one that leaves even the most unsentimental of readers with a lump in the throat."

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