Review on Second Reading: The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov
I didn’t review Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita the first time I read it (earlier this year) because I felt it was a bit beyond me. This second reading, however, just proves the assertion by both Steve Allen and Benjamin McEvoy that classics are made to be read more than once.
For one thing, my familiarity with the story made it easier for me to relax and see just how widely funny The Master and Margarita is. It also made it much easier to track the characters and their storylines. It was definitely easier, too, to follow how the storylines interacted with each other.
I can definitely say I will come back to this book again, to see what I find on a third reading, but for now I am content t have proven Allen and McEvoy right.