Heart of a Dog - Mikhail Bulgakov (Book Review)

This was a well written little satire novel written by Mikhail Bulgakov. Though my intentions were to read The Master and Margarita, I found myself wanting to read something short before I got to his masterpiece. 128 Pages, this novel is unsettling at times and strange, luckily I love these types of stories.  

Overall the novel is fun and written at a different time and era were war, politics played a major impact on people's lives especially the writer.  

4/5 Stars


A world-famous Moscow professor -- rich, successful, and violently envied by his neighbors -- befriends a stray dog and resolves to achieve a daring scientific first by transplanting into it the testicles and pituitary gland of a dead man. But the results are wholly unexpected: a distinctly and worryingly human animal is on the loose, and the professor's hitherto respectable life becomes a nightmare beyond endurance.


Keith Bruton