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nellybells
Apr 03 2021
"I don't know how I found this but I am grateful to the universe for sending it my way. An utterly riveting read. All I know about chess is how the pieces move. I've seen Pawn Sacrifice, the Luzhin Defense and Searching for Bobby Fischer--all ex..." Permalink
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baldand made a comment Apr 03 2021
"Spoilers ahead! I had never heard of the novel until I watched the Netflix miniseries. The miniseries was great but the novel is a masterpiece. Written in 1983, before glasnost, when Andropov was the Soviet leader, it avoids the negative stereotyp..." Permalink
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jimg2000
Apr 03 2021
"Assuming that the novel's descriptions of those chess game high lights are indeed real moves, and the young prodigy has the ability to play through forty or more moves entirely in her head, all Greek to novice player like me. However, love this in..." Permalink
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baldand made a comment Mar 29 2021
"Unlike LisaMoore1985, I didn’t rate this, but my feelings about the book were similar to hers. This is supposed to be a work of non-fiction, but the author’s parents and her brother Travis, all still alive, are given fictious names. Travis is call..." Permalink
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