Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

likeyoulove
Search our site
Last Letter from Istanbul by Lucy Foley Read the opening extract of the brand new Lucy Foley book before its publication on 19/03/2018

Siberian Education by Nicolai Lilin
  

Siberian Education

Literary Fiction   Biography / Autobiography   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Literary Contemporary Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

A shocking expose of an extraordinary Siberian criminal underworld.

We are transported to a world of extraordinary violence where even children are sucked into a truly shocking code of behaviour.

You cannot describe the morality of this world because there is no morality. Yet the criminal protagonists live by a traditional and, among themselves, respected code of behaviour. To go against it, or even be ignorant of it, is to risk unspeakable revenge - even among one's own family. Among the unworthy, you yourself have become unworthy. 'Dignity, once lost, never returns'.

Reading this book, you become part a criminal world where 'the only thing a worthy criminal takes from the cops is a beating, and even that he gives back, when the right moment comes'. Be very careful.

Synopsis

Siberian Education by Nicolai Lilin

By the age of six, Nicolai Lilin had been given his first 'pike knife' by an uncle, and by the age of twelve, he had been convicted of attempted murder ...Nicolai Lilin gained his 'education' as a member of the Siberian Urkas - a small and tight-knit community of 'honest criminals' in a forgotten corner of Eastern Europe ...Siberian Education is his tale of an extreme childhood - exotic, violent and completely unique.

Reviews

'Force yourself to forget about categories of good and evil, you have to just be there and read ... produces a thrill of pleasure that is hard to forget.'
Roberto Saviano, author of Gomorrah

About the Author

Nicolai Lilin

Nicolai Lilin was born in 1981 and grew up in the small republic of Transnistria, which declared its independence in 1990 but has never been recognised. Nicolai left home to fight in the Russian army against the Chechens. He later lived in Ireland, before moving to Italy, where he continues to work as a tattooist in Turin.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

19th May 2011

Author

Nicolai Lilin

More books by Nicolai Lilin
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.nicolaililin.it/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Biography / Autobiography
eBook Favourites

True crime
Memoirs

ISBN

9781847679338

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

A well laid out site, I love the fact that is separates paranormal fiction from fantasy and horror, which other sites don't.

Jen Rainbow

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

Why I love @lovereadinguk? It's in the name - as dedicated lovers of reading, they are perfect matchmakers for helping me find my next read!

Catherine Jenkins

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools