Chocolate Lenin: A Novel

Chocolate Lenin: A Novel

by Graham Diamond

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Overview

RISING SHADOW said--
If you're interested in satirical speculative fiction, and want to read something different, Chocolate Lenin is a fantastic book for you.

A satire set in near-future Russia. Awash with light and charm, the story involves a crazed scientist's attempt at creating a new revolution as he causes pandemonium and uproar across the world.
A small, quirky, elite team must find a way to stop him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615594033
Publisher: Lion Books, New York
Publication date: 04/09/2012
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Graham Diamond is a recognized name in Speculative Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and thrillers. He is most known for titles such as, The Thief of Kalimar, The Haven, Black Midnight, and numerous others.
Born in England, raised in New York, he spent many years as an editorial artist at the New York Times, and also taught creative writing in New York City, and California.
He currently lives in New York.

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Chocolate Lenin 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
PeterBM More than 1 year ago
I agree...a great story.
RichCameron More than 1 year ago
A very funny, unusual tale. Diamond brings you into the world of Russia in upcoming years. A time of jubilation and ongoing corruption. As the story begins a likable PR expert is brought into a strange mess somehow created by a genius scientist who has been working on a secret project at the Alexander Nevsky Chocolate Factory in Omsk, a Siberian city. What transpires next strains the imagination yet works completely. Chocolate Lenin is a riot, all the more if you know a little about history and the Russian Revolution. Graham Diamond pulls off what seems an impossible task. He makes the unbelievable real. Funny, sympathetic, fantastic.
Juliet14 More than 1 year ago
Jacqueline Lichtenberg review of Chocolate Lenin--5 STARS One of the strangest books you'll ever read, May 17, 2012 By Jacqueline "sf/f writer" (United States) - See all my reviews (VINE VOICE) This review is from: Chocolate Lenin: A Novel (Paperback) It's very hard to categorize this book, which is part of its ridiculous charm. If you know all about the historical figure Lenin and his relationship to Stalin, and at least some of how Russia came to be what it is today, and if you take all that reality-history seriously, this book could well keep you in stitches all night. This is a novel that requires the reader to have some depth of context to understand and appreciate how it's a take-off on our current reality. If you've never heard of Lenin, this just isn't going to get to you the same way. We argue and even rage over political matters, but make no progress. That may well be because we just can't laugh at ourselves hard enough to gain perspective. This novel might restore perspective and let some progress be made. Chocolate Lenin postulates a "what-if" of the typical science fiction novel - what if someone cloned Lenin? What if the clone woke up and started walking around, being spotted, reported.... What if those who funded the project had their delusions of power-grabbing thwarted by a scientist who taunted them by stealing all the research data and scattering it to the winds, creating a puzzle it would take a super-genius to solve? I can just imagine how much fun Graham Diamond had writing this book!
CaAuthor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
CHOCOLATE LENIN A satire/thriller set in the near future, a brilliant but crazed scientist in a chocolate factory recreates the historical revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, and restores him back to life. As a new revolution threatens to hurl the world into chaos, an elite but very quirky security team is formed to end the madness before pandemonium starts.A unique and humorous look at today's contemporary world of technology and science, and politics, Chocolate Lenin will leave you laughing and moved at the same time. Graham Diamond has blended history, fantasy, and adventure into a single, spellbinding tale.