This great Russian classic is set in the Caucasus during the reign of Tsar Nicholas I. Its Byronic anti-hero, Grigory Pechorin, is the prototype of the "superfluous man," often met in other Russian novels. A person of great ability, intelligence and charm, Pechorin can find no real outlet for his talents and becomes bitter, cynical and bored. He takes pleasure in manipulating others and inflicting pain.Read more »
The Sound of Things Falling gives us a vision of the drug culture unraveling a generation of Colombians, one life at a time. Soon after he gets to know Ricardo Laverde, disaffected young Colombian lawyer Antonio Yammara realizes that his new friend has a secret, or rather, several secrets. Shortly after their meeting, Ricardo is shot and killed on a street corner in Bogotá and Yammara is caught in the crossfire.