Probably my favourite book. So sad that on his deathbed Gogol destroyed the trilogies 2nd part meaning that the book ends mid sentence. Even so this is one of the most magical books in the world. Just because it's 19th Century Russian literature doesn't mean it's hard to read. It isn't. It's a joy.
The Collected Stories of Gogol Nikolai Gogol. Gogol's "The Overcoat" and "The Portrait" are not to be missed. Well written and led to much discussion in our book club. "The Nose" generated a lot of discussion because of it's surrealist flair. "Memoirs of a Madman" was a fun read. If you want to read something classic, you came to the right place.