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10 thoughts on “Роман с кокаином

  1. Glenn Russell Glenn Russell says:

    I suspect there s good reason why little is known of Russian author Marc Levi who used M Ageyev as a nom de plume he wanted it that way Novel with Cocaine alternate title A Romance with Cocaine , his one and only novel, was originally published in 1934, a tale about an alienated, insecure young man by the name of Vadim Maslennikov living in Moscow during the country s tumultuous early years of the 20th century The novel is comprised of four parts the first two are Vadim s recounting his time at school and encounters with young women in the third, Vadim tells of his turning to cocaine the novel concludes with his subsequent philosophic reflections For the purpose of my review, other than noting Vadim comes off as something of a nasty, spiteful Dostoyevsky underground man in his student days and his deliberately infecting an innocent girl with venereal disease, I will focus on Vadim and cocaine since I suspect this is the main reason readers are drawn to Novel with Cocaine in the first place Additionally, I myself found the cocaine section by far the most compelling Mike, Nelly and Zander return to the room I open up my powder on the arm of the chair, ask Mike for the toothpick and snort in two pinches I do this, of course, not for myself, but for them The paper crackles, the cocaine jumps at every crackle, but I accomplish everything and don t spill anyt...


  2. Edward Edward says:

    Introduction, by Michael Henry Heim Novel with Cocaine


  3. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    This book has the dubious honour of being the 400th book I ve read over the last two years, the first being John Barth s appalling Coming Soon whose three exclamation marks speak of a desperation undignified for such a dignified dignitary If you think I m some sort of freak who lives in a tin house with nine cats, you d be right, only I don t have cats and I live in a Glasgow flat with ceilings so high all the heat collects ten feet above me As a consequence I write this enswaddled in fur from the nine cats I skinned and a pair of velvet lined slippers, with a cup o warm coffee afore me Check out MFSO s review, which includes a chemical formula and hybridised words than is healthy from a man under thirty, and check out Knig o lass s review, which gushes and splutters love for this Russian curio Me I found the novel badly structured, slipshod, drearily eloquent like early Nabokov, bereft of character or style, and...


  4. knig knig says:

    The gall of Nabokov scorning this novel as disgusting which it is, but that s beside the point Pot Kettle Disgusting, degenerate, harrowing, eternally haunting Agayev has the uncanny ability to grasp the macabre and ply his chisel in its spent chamber twisting, furling, stretching convex, concave peels it open and reams out the sinews of sin and depravity And cocaine has nothing to do with it at all Vadim had surrendered in the cemetery of his soul long before the white stuff left him hallowed and prostrate beneath a shivering canopy of riddled meaning left unrolled.The novel s themes, meme, vistas.I ve seen them all in various manifestations in other novels But here, well There is a bountry of withered everywhere Take the lack of filial piety The scenes of depravity which unroll in the silver dimness of the storyboard, of son against mother, build up excruciatingly...


  5. Joshua Nomen-Mutatio Joshua Nomen-Mutatio says:

    Soundtrack Baths Maximalist Spent two days a week shoving rather pricey quantities of oft jagged euphoria up their snout, the nearest conduit to the terrible beautiful master, the hub of experience, the center of narrative gravity, all transformed into a polis of sheer pleasure, pumping its flood round itself, the radiant, briefly blinding, photoflashbursts of a crackling and snapping electrical whitehotheat trumpeted its silent blaring in one set of ears alone The clearblue afternoon visionmemory of childhood, filling with the unified dart n glide of a school of novelty bubbles, piscine swimming as ocular candy, good enough to eat and visually revel in Bubbles become sentient lightbulbs as the sky dims It s all surreal fireflies and childhood bliss converging with the just so summer heat of an eternal July 4th, roiling carefree in the head Them s Crashin Words The lonesomeness will not stand It sits It crouches with tremendous effort until its knee caps tremble with the fluidity of the inner rot, the ravenous appetite of each engorging, twinkling and fading bit that holds this so called personself together It eyes the world and does enough hand waving to slink along without wrapping the twine or gasoline ing itself in the public square, expressing a simultaneous lack of and an overabundance of concern for what happens post oblivion With the fullest pains in tact it finds a proper motion in the limp along that eats away at all the sophisticated distancing techniqu...


  6. Rhys Rhys says:

    An exceptional novel, pungent, powerful, dark and intense, and also psychologically very astute and acute The mysterious and pseudonymous Ageyev who only recently has been identified as an obscure personage named Mark Levi was a writer with a superb sense of observation, especially of those little details of life and the world that strike one as absolutely true but which were not in the reader s awareness before reading about them In a sense, like Proust and Svevo, he raises these little truths out of the reader s subconscious and plants them into his or her consciousness I found myself nodding frequently as I read with admiration at the author s skill But the magnificent prose is only one aspect o...


  7. Lizzy Lizzy says:

    You cannot argue with a book called Novel with Cocaine I feel a little weird giving it a rating it s kind of like if you saw an old Russian man have a seizure under a bench in a decrepit public park somewhere and you were like, hmm, that s an ok seizure but not too convincing here s 3 stars, and then the man screamed something unitelligible and mightily soiled himself and you were like oh oh make that 4 stars damn, now that s a seizure Anyway, this book is classicly Russian paraphrase sentence It was upon my meeting S at the corner of L and M streets that I realized, in a fleeting crepuscular moment, that what little innocence I had left in my bosom was soon to be dashed at the feet of those most carnal beasts I had espied some weeks before, on N street 7 8ths of this novel memoir are not about cocaine at all, but about the author s highschool ex...


  8. Jonfaith Jonfaith says:

    Was expecting a While Nights with narcotics This is likely , however underdeveloped In a sense this remains a strident meditation on decadence, a Slav Young Torless The titular cocaine is merely a crescendo to an interesting portrait of the bestial and...


  9. Annie Annie says:

    This book is divided into 4 main sections plus an epilogue School, Sonya, Cocaine, and Reflections.I m giving this one 3 stars, because while the final 2 sections were very interesting to dissect, the first 2 sections were rather dry And most of all, serious points were docked because the narrator is such a despicable, selfish human being that I resented having to spend time in his head I like a good anti hero, but he is not one He s just gross SCHOOL Main character, Vadim, is 17 years old sometime during World War 1 He s a total dick to his poor, sweet mother He knowingly gives a one night stand an unspecified STD which has the potential to main or kill and doesn t tell her about it.Basically, he s an awful human being Even for a teenage boy SONYA Vadim s favourite hobby is treating women like Kleenex During the summer between high school and university, he s out dicking around, victimizing and harassing girls into sleeping with his lame ass self One of these girls, Nelly, has a super hot landlady, Sonya Sonya s married, but hates her husband Vadim quickly falls in love with her Loving Sonya creates a kind of psychological split in Vadim On the one hand, he s sweet to Sonya She makes him love the world, and donate to charity But on the other hand, he talks to his friends crudely about Sonya, claiming he only spends all this time with her because she s a great lay, and it s all about the sex And, of course, Vadim still treats his mother like a hybrid trash can ATM While...


  10. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    Russian title of the novel can also be translated to English as Romance with Cocaine and somehow this variant appeals to me Novel with Cocaine is factually a diary of a cad female charms, the kind that inflame the senses, are no than kitchen smells they tease you when you re hungry and disgust you when you ve had your fill The protagonist goes the way his meanness and rascality should lead and lead him I was te...