Some more reviews for PIG on Goodreads

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Aug 03, 2013 Musefall rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, musefall
Snow is a Canadian on the other side of the world in Russian vodka country, content to be depressed and miserable for the rest of his life, until an accident puts him into a coma.

We’re then taken into the past and what has happened to him up to that point with the help of the woman, Magda, who won’t give up on him. There is also a danger that is making the workers sick, and as a keeper of the documents for the company, he may be the deciding factor in exposing the threat before it continues on i…more Snow is a Canadian on the other side of the world in Russian vodka country, content to be depressed and miserable for the rest of his life, until an accident puts him into a coma.

We’re then taken into the past and what has happened to him up to that point with the help of the woman, Magda, who won’t give up on him. There is also a danger that is making the workers sick, and as a keeper of the documents for the company, he may be the deciding factor in exposing the threat before it continues on its dangerous course.

Magda was an interesting character, and her determination to not give up on Snow and pull him out of his darkness defines her complex character even more. I felt a lot of sympathy for Snow as well, and his past that helped put him where he is now. The conditions that they have to endure are harsh and in many ways unforgiving. This is a great read for anyone who enjoys unconventional thrillers that have something to offer other than the usual.

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Sep 03, 2013 Gillian Burles rated it 4 of 5 stars
Overall I enjoyed the book. Magda is a wonderful and well developed character. Snow is a man haunted by his past, content to wallow in solitude and his misery but Magda refuses to let him.

This is a book that is not so easy to categorize: a man slogging his way out of depression, the tales of enduring the gulags, a sinister camp boss, murder, greed. I loved the character of Magda and her musings about physics, time and mushrooms. The author managed to combine smatterings on Russian history with…more Overall I enjoyed the book. Magda is a wonderful and well developed character. Snow is a man haunted by his past, content to wallow in solitude and his misery but Magda refuses to let him.

This is a book that is not so easy to categorize: a man slogging his way out of depression, the tales of enduring the gulags, a sinister camp boss, murder, greed. I loved the character of Magda and her musings about physics, time and mushrooms. The author managed to combine smatterings on Russian history with some nice descriptions of southern Alberta, Canada. I also liked many of the Russian characters who had either made it through the gulags or those who had found ways of coping with the new power structures. There was a gap respecting the protagonist and how he ended up in Siberia which was never fully explained. I also felt the plot line about the smuggling was a little rushed at the end but its worth a read(less)
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Jun 05, 2013 Brenda rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: stand-alone
The writing style and use of words, almost completely lost me at page 10. I have read similar styles of writing before and almost always am able to follow very easily. There is a picture of a pig on the front, but the book is not about that kind of pig, so bad use of cover art. There is a use a “useless details” in this book, meaningless conversation.

I wish the author luck in the future.

I rarely stop a book without finishing it, out of respect for the authors time and effort, I want to give a g…more The writing style and use of words, almost completely lost me at page 10. I have read similar styles of writing before and almost always am able to follow very easily. There is a picture of a pig on the front, but the book is not about that kind of pig, so bad use of cover art. There is a use a “useless details” in this book, meaningless conversation.

I wish the author luck in the future.

I rarely stop a book without finishing it, out of respect for the authors time and effort, I want to give a good review and fair chance. I could not do that will this book and it saddens me. I hope to see something new from this author someday and see growth beyond this book. Right now I am just really lgad I did not pay for this book, I got it free online..either on Amazon or one of the other websites that offer free books from time to time.(less)

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