#19 — You Are One of Them

You Are One of Them by Elliot Holt

  • Rating: 4/5
  • The character and the physical setting were both depressing — the descriptions and emotional insights were so cutting that one couldn’t help but think they were written from personal experience
  • Interesting insights into Russian culture — “hailing a taxi” means hitchhiking and paying the random person who picked you up some money
  • The ambiguous ending was refreshing but will drive a lot of people crazy