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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Reader's Diary #2067 - Andrew S. Weiss and Brian "Box" Brown: Accidental Czar


Like most of the world, my attention has been with Ukraine for some time now and of course, on the man responsible. Accidental Czar: The Life and Lies of Vladimir Putin, written by a former White House advisor on Russian relations, seemed like a great place to start.

It certainly confirmed my suspicions on the man: all the ruthlessness and fragile ego of Trump but with an actual brain for schemes, he's an incredibly dangerous individual. Perhaps it was not the intent though of Weiss that I also walked away realizing more and more how Russia and U.S. interfere in the world and we're all largely victims in their game. 

As for the art, I was less impressed. I absolutely loved Box Brown's Tetris and his style fit that book and topic perfectly. Here though he was drawing real life political figures and they most definitely did not resemble who they were meant to represent. I found it really distracting.

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