Extracts section contains selections from my favorite novels and poetry (some of them are mirrowed in the Russian section of this web site.
By placing an extract here I have no intention to substitute a book (no selection is capble of that), rather to introduce it briefly (or just remind about it).
I have no logical justification for selecting certain passages, while skipping others. I like to return to my favotite books as often as I can (which means not often at all), and, having only very limited time, I inevitably try to find the pieces that I like most each time I get a chance to open a book.
They attract me over an over again, but I hardly can explain why. I mean, it's always possible to find some rational explanation, but as soon as it gets formulated, it becoms evident how superficial it is.
So I leave it as it stands — unexplained, yet (as I percieve it) facsinating.