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Old 08-19-2011, 02:02 PM   #87
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Originally Posted by toomanybooks View Post
I recently finished reading a pair of Russian novels written and set in 1930s Soviet Union about a unscrupulous con artist running around Russia after a treasure using all sorts of tricks and wiles. They are called Diamonds for Sitting On and The Golden Calf by Ilya Ilf. If you want to read a less literary, but amusing set of stories set in this era, I would recommend these books.
On one of those, Mel Brooks might have based his second film: The twelve chairs. Hilarious.
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