This book is about the generational gap between a generation that is either reactionary or liberal in the case of the older generation, or endorsing more radical ideas in the case of the younger generation. Apparently, the book set of a firestorm of controversy.
I was a little disappointed in the book. The main character I do not find to be appealing. He also manages to endorse a large number of stupid ideas. The other characters are more appealing, but I feel like the themes that I am reading here I have read many times by other better writers.
The book is alright, but I didn't feel anything truly magical about it. Its worth a read, but is still overrated. It was a strange experience to read a Russian writer who I did not like as much as I am supposed to.