I just finished reading 'We the Living' by Ayn Rand. My soul has never been so pained by a novel. Very few books affect me like this one did. I thought I was familiar with times of revolution and creation of USSR. After all I grew up in Poland that suffered from Soviet regime - after closing the book I realized how very little I knew about communism or what the USSR was like during early years after revolution. Even though the plot is fictional the background is so very real. It took me a while to get back to reality...
the first Ayn Rand novel I have read, it is also first novel she wrote. I would
highly recommend this reading. It doesn't matter what political views you have - hopefully you'll recognize the danger that communism brings to humanity. Now I'm looking forward to her other novels.
In my stash I have a Russian sampler, I do not care about the whole sampler but I really like the roosters and the middle motif. I think It would make a lovely pincushion.
So long my friends,