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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Novel Day of The Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin

Day of the Oprichnik published by a Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin revolves around the near-future Moscow and starts with a dream. Vladimir expresses his writing abilities and fulfils his role as a dystopian fiction writer. It represents a difficult and distressing novel to read.

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Author: Vladimir Sorokin            

Genre: Dystopian/ Fiction/ post-apocalypse

Pages: 224

Goodreads Rating: 3.69/5     

My Rating: 6.5 out of 10

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Review and Summary of the Novel Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin

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Day of the Oprichnik is a story of mass destruction, violence and massacre. In this novel, Vladimir described it all, and the story unfolds with a description of the Oprichniks. They present the secret police established by Tsar Ivan and the book focuses on them taking part in these horrible acts. The secret policy focuses on money and property only.

The novel describes the life of the 4th most powerful narrator in Oprichnik land. Early in the morning, he receives attendance from an army of servants in his castle-like house. He rushes to perform his duties including murder, rape, killing and other cruel outrages. He jumps into his decorated official car in the mornings to participate in shocking actions.

Ivan the most blood-shedding and dictating ruler of history, the novel aims to describe. Vladimir satirically penned down the novel with great sentiments and described the Tsar who governed Russia in 2028 who became their worst dictator.

Final Say on the Dystopian Novel Day of the Oprichnik 

The book depicts sadism and violence depicting a specialised read. It portrays the great atrocities of Ivan’s most trusted police force and focuses on the horrible things the Oprichnik’s represented.

The novel displayed emotions of disturbance and inappropriate for some reader’s tastes. Now it is up to you to read the book and decide on the quality of the contents. I struggle to familiarise myself with the distressing nature of the book and allocated a 6.5 rating.

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