November 7th, 2004

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The winner for this voting period is Bulgakov's Master and Margarita.

I'd like to see if everyone can have it finished by the end of November, but if people need a few more weeks than that that would be ok too.

I really just want everyone to participate. This is a really straightforward text with a gorgeous plot strucure. There is one chapter about the condemnation of Christ by Pontius Pilate that is seemingly out of place in the text. I bring this up because the plot proceed very linearly except for this one chapter, I believe it's chapter two. I don't want people to feel like the book is going to be like a pastiche or all over the place from reading just chapter one and two. After two the plot stays very traditional and is about the uncanny metaphysical characters coming to early twentieth century Russia and their effects on the world of writers and artists of early communist society.