Finally. Chewed through it. I think I'm cured from reading old Russian books for a while.
And yet, and yet...so much warmth in here, in this book, so much humor, good old-fashioned fun of a Russian hunter traversing fields and steppes and forests, shooting game and meeting a whole array of amusing characters, including dogs, horses, and pigs. The tragedy of Russian peasantry goes here hand-in-hand with loving observations, small beautiful moments, particularly those about nature. I could smell them.