As I’ve said before, the Russian writers have a special place in my heart. I’ve meant to read Mikhail Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita” since like forever, but for some reason, I was always in a hurry and didn’t have time for a book that needs you to be concentrated only on its pages. So, because I had a peaceful Christmas, I thought it was the perfect time for me to read and reflect on it (it is definitely not an easy-to read-book, so if you are in a search for a holiday story, this may not be the book you want to take at the pool)
Short introduction to “The Master and Margarita”
The story has as its central character the Devil who chooses the communist Moscow to throw his ball. The Devil presents himself to the world as a magician and has as assistants two weird men, a beautiful woman, and a big cat. The narrative is much to complex to be described in an article, and I don’t want to make any spoilers, so I will let the readers discover themselves who are the Master and Margarita and what is their connection to the “Prince of Darkness.”
As I stated previously, this is not an easy lecture. I loved the way it’s written and its plot, but there are a few chapters which are very religious and therefore those are the parts of the book that I didn’t fully enjoy (but it is just a taste opinion).
The Badger’s final thoughts on the book
So, if you are looking for an iconic classic, or just for a book that gets you thinking about life, this Reading Badger recommends you “The Master and Margarita.” The only thing you should keep in mind is that it took Bulgakov to write his novel more than ten years, so you should also take your time with it and not rush it.