The Senility of Vladimir P.

Michael Honig (Author)

Product Details

Pegasus Books
Publish Date
August 15, 2017
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Michael Honig is a former surgeon and lives in England. This is his first novel.


Amid its screwball rage this very funny book is also an unexpectedly touching one.
A scathing, dexterous debut. In a novel reminiscent of the meticulous visual art of a Robert Altman ensemble film, Honig showcases a keen eye for characters and set pieces and a pitch-perfect ear for satire. The flawed, naive Sheremetev, caught in the push and pull of his own outmoded beliefs, is at the center of this scintillating work of social commentary.
Blackly comic. A novel about an innocent who learns too late that when a country goes to the dogs, so, all too often, do its people.
A whip-smart parody starring Putin. Ingenious.
A story worth telling. Many of the events described are happening now and often not very far away.
Honig's study of what remains of a person once time takes its toll on the body and mind is a stunning take on the development of the corrupt and the corrupted. A surprisingly touching investigation of motive, duty, and greed.
Honig contrasts his protagonist's principled kindness with a society in which corruption is ubiquitous, perhaps unavoidable. Priceless moments--Vladimir suddenly strips off his shirt, assuming photographers are present--amplify the seriousness of Honig's indictment of the present-day Putin administration, and those who empower it by looking away.