The Gulag Archipelago is Solzhenitsyn’s memoir of life in the Russian prison system — regarded as a masterpiece of 20th century literature this a serious piece of writing, detailing the horrors of Soviet Russia.
So imagine my shock on receiving the book today….
Arghhh….my eyes! What the hell were they thinking? The last time I saw this shocking pink was in a ‘90s! This is not a colour for polite society yet, here it is, loud and proud on Book 1 of the Gulag Archpelago. Couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it, I mean is this really an appropriate cover a book on the Russian death camps?
I’ll recover from this eventually, and may come to love it, but for now I’m reeling!
What say you?