Sometimes I read a book and quickly forget what it was about. It happens to me with films, running and just life in general. Together with The Year of Living Biblically, this is probably one of the most interesting books I’ve read this year. Tim Marshall explains each country in enough detail that I didn’t get lost but gives enough information that I could bore my friends about Russia’s foreign policy. Stonking book, well done, Tim. I’m going to make one of my next books about Russian History.