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  1. First of all I need to mention that this is not similar to better-known Roadside Picnic in any sense. This book is completely dissimilar and it shows a completely new side of masters of science fiction from the Soviet Union.There are two different and practically independent plot lines. There is a mysterious forest somewhere. One part of the book is spend on Pepper POV who is the guy working in the research institute right outside of the forest with another POV by Kandid who used to be an employ [...]

  2. Pročitao sam gotovo sve prevedeno od braće Strugacky i još ponešto prevedeno na engleski kao Final circle No, najviše sam zbunjen ostao nakon Puža na padini ili strmini ( Srp. prij. Puž golać na urvini). Stvarno pažljivo čitam i mislim za sebe da imam nešto u glavi, ali ja ovo nisam kurca, ponavljam, kurca razumio! Da stvar bude još luđa, prvo sam čitao Kentaurovo izdanje gdje nedostaje cijeli jedan dio knjige !!??? Onda sam dobio od tate onaj komplet od Narodne knjige i ponovno pr [...]

  3. Absurd mulle üldiselt meeldib ja selle teose lugemisel oli iga järgneva peatükiga üha rohkem tunne, et jälgin kellegi (õudus)unenägu. Nii et see pani pidevalt raamatu järele haarama, et taas uus peatükk või paar läbi lugeda. Samuti sai iga peatükiga üha selgemaks, et samas vaimus lasevad Strugatskid lõpuni välja ja ilmselt tuleb ka lõpplahendus veidi ebtavaline ja mitte just must-valge. Nii ka läks ja tervikule pani see sobivama punkti, kui ükski "ja nad elasid elu lõpuni päi [...]

  4. Nie umiem prosto odpowiedzieć dlaczego uważam tę książkę za wspaniałą. Czy to rozmowy Piereca z Książkami? Czy z Lasem? Czy niezwykłość tego ostatniego? Czy niemożność porozumienia? Czy wrażliwość Piereca? Czy różnorodność motywów przewijających się na kartkach książki? A może to, co wszystkie te motywy łączy, czyli poczucie uwięzienia, determinacji własnego losu, na który wpływ ma się niewielki, a może i żaden? Wszystko naraz zapewne. I jeszcze sposób napi [...]

  5. See oli tõesti tore üllatus, et Tigu täismahus maakeelsena ilmus. Olin kogu aeg kahelnud, et kas keegi võtab selle väljaandmise ette, kui pool raamatut on meil juba olemas. Huvitav oli kõrvutada vana ja uut tõlget Valitsuse osale, minu meelest väga head tõlked mõlemad.Valitsuse ja Metsa põimik moodustas tõesti täiesti uue sünergia, mida poolikut Tigu lugedes ei tekkinud. Lausa ekstraklassi lugemisvaramis oli aktuaaalne N.Liidus, on aktuaalne meie E.Liidus ning kindlasti saab olema [...]

  6. Покъртителна! Не бих посмял да твърдя, че разбрах всичко в нея. Мисля, че ще се наложи препрочитане. Прекрасни метафори има - да. И още по-прекрасното е как те са представени в полуокултна и митично-мистична форма в началото и постепенно и плавно придобиват реални и обясними о [...]

  7. In wilderness of vast unconquered wood, where nature still prevailsOut of reach, and not controlled by techno style civilizationLies land with strange, mysterious society of powerful females Who do not need the help of men and use Parthenogenesis for sexless procreation1. Memorable 52. Social Relevance 53. Informative 14. Originality 55. Thought Provoking 56. Expressiveness 57. Entertaining 58. Visualization 49. Sparks Emotion 510. Life Changing (Pivotal, crucial, determining, defining, momentou [...]

  8. Eh I don't know what to really say about this one.I get that it's trying to make an analogy of insane bureaucracy in soviet Russia, but I just don't find the story or writing that compelling.The two main characters, Pepper and Kandid, are on the two sides of this eternal struggle - one in the insanely bureaucratic Forest Directorate which seems to have something to do with the nearby alien forest (clearing, studying, destroying, keeping guard of, invading, all of the above?) and the other one of [...]

  9. Кафка в лесу. Замок, Процесс и Америка в постапокалиптическом антураже. Две истории двух устремлений, стремящихся в одну сторону из разных точек, но (парадоксальным образом) постоянно удаляющихся друг от друга. Абсурдистский ответ на вопрос: кто мы, откуда, куда мы идём? Нес [...]

  10. After finishing the book it becomes clear why authors considered this story their most perfect and accomplished on. The story is literally pierced with allegories and referenced to the various topics: those are Soviet Union and its bureaucracy, ecology, living against the nature, human will etc.I believe, and it is pity, that some of the ideas and references were omitted by me due to the lack of clarification and maybe lack of some life experience, the book after all was written in 1968. Despite [...]

  11. This review will be a bit fun. I wrote it for a Soviet Russia history class in August 1983. I'm happy to say my writing has improved a great deal since then. I transposed it to my laptop computer from the original manual typewritten pages. There were a lot of errors in it, but I've left it mostly uncorrected. There are spoilers, so you may want to skip it. Join me and step into my time machineThe Snail on the Slope is the best novel I have read in years, possibly ever. I didn’t come to that co [...]

  12. Mis seal salata, tundsin mõneti perversset rahuldust neist absurdsetest süsteemimutrikeste igapäevaelu kirjeldustest. Ehk isegi sellisel määral, et Peretsi (Piprakese) jaburad seiklused ja “Valitsuse” teema kaootilisus ei jäänud lugedes prevalveerima. Ilmselt võisid paljud ette aimata, mis postile Perets lõppeks maandub ja kui poleks olnud vahelduvate peatükkidena “Metsa” lugu, oleks kogu rapsimine sootuks segaseks jäänud. Ma pole küll teab mis kaua tolles “õndsas” ühi [...]

  13. This is a book about a forest - an immense, unexplored, unconquered biome that an organization called the Directorate is attempting to penetrate, research, guard, and eradicate simultaneously. The story alternates between the viewpoints of two characters: Pepper, who is obsessed with entering the forest, and Kandid, who is trying to get out of it.The Directorate is a dystopian organization that gets darker and more surreal as Pepper becomes more and more tangled in its bureaucracy, but never cea [...]

  14. So was this allegory for communism and idiotic bureaucracy? Perhaps. The first half reminds me of absurd drama (I don't like absurd drama). And even though the criticism is still on point in many countries (doing paperwork for the sake of doing paperwork) that doesn't make it a good story. There are some interesting passages, but the stuff in between them is a slog to get through. The whole premise of the book is sort of boring if you think about it. One of the heroes wants to just leave the sta [...]

  15. I have not read many books by the Strugatsky brothers, so it was a bit difficult for me to kickstart this one. But once all disbelief was suspended, what I found was a clever, profound and interesting view on the world, on people and progress, on society and on different ways to interact with it. It is, for me, a very actual book and a true jewel everyone needs to read. Give it a shot, even though the first pages are a bit tough for you.

  16. I shelved this one as "science-fiction" for no other reason than that I intend to do so with all books of the Strugatzky-bros. Only it reads more like a Kafka-Novel. A bit lengthy too. I must confess I was a little bit proud of having made it through the whole story (many years ago)fter finishing - hence only 3 stars.

  17. zašto, o, zašto ste štedili papir gospodo iz kentaura? gdje druga polovina ovog romana koji je slutio na dobro?! ljuta sam.

  18. Много яко започна. Персонажите са уникално добри, но мноооого бавно действие бе, мааму стара, чак да те хване скоминаПърва глава (откъс)От тази височина гората е като разкошна петниста пяна; като огромна колкото света пореста гъба; като животно притаило се в очакване, а след [...]

  19. I love the Strugatsky brothers. They have a way with words, a way with characters, and their stories are never remakes of the Marvel universe. They're just brilliant all over (yes, their butts too). But this particular nut was just a little too hard for this particular skull, at this particular meeting of skull and nut. No. I'm misunderstanding myself. It's rather that the squirrel of motivation is already too sated to spend its twilight years honing the sledgehammer of hunger into the nano prob [...]

  20. Probabil ca daca nu as fi citit alte carti scrise de bossii Strugatki, mi-ar fi fost greu sa interpretez mesajul si stilul criptic din carte. Recunosc ca datorez o parte din elucidarea misterului cartii si lui Liviu Radu, care face o excelenta analiza a tuturor operelor A&B Strugatki in postfata de la finalul acestui roman.Romanul prezinta doua povesti paralele dar complementare. Orasul/institutul care studiaza "padurea" si "padurea" propriu zisa. Cei doi protagonisti incearca fiecare, pe co [...]

  21. Two main characters with weird names, Perets and Candid, are fascinated by the Forest. The Forest is drawing them like a magnet, they are desperately trying to reach it and reveal it's secrets. What makes their desire for change so strong? Maybe their failed attempts to find common sense in people around them and willingness to see life from another angle.The plot partly reminds "The Castle" by Franz Kafka: as well as K Perets faces bureaucracy and absurdity all around, which he attempts, withou [...]

  22. Една изключително абсурдна научна фантастика - такава не бях чела. Първият ми сблъсък с Братя Стругацки със сигурност няма да е последен. Историите на Перец и Кандид са изцяло противоположни (първият се опитва да влезе в Гората, а вторият да се измъкне от нея), но все пак са е [...]

  23. завораживающий гипнотический процесс. при этом - мастерская работа со словом, игра, неудобные вопросы и неудобные ответы

  24. Хорошее произведениеХорошая книга, мне понравилась. В начале скорее всего покажется весьма скучной, по ходу дела увлекает. В конце - заставляет задуматься.

  25. This is an awesome, deep, thoughtful, intellectual book. I would recommend it to everyone, because it can answer dozens of questions, which we usually keep asking ourselves all life long.

  26. Read more at Fragments-of-a-hologram-dystopia.tumblrVote: 7,5 The story is divided in two narrative threads, and both are connected to the Forest, a mysterious and alien place with strange creatures, even stranger plants and weird inhabitants.One follows the actions of Pepper, a linguist who asked the permission to work at the Directorate, the kafkian bureocratic organization who deals with the Forest. Pepper would like to visit the Forest, but he’s denied permission every time, and he feels t [...]

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