the house of the dead
is one of my favourites. I have "notes..."
in my collection, just haven't gotten around
to reading it yet. maybe I'll read it today.
another giant of rushing literature is
Solzhenitsyn. he wrote about the gulags under
Stalin. very powerful stuff. the two books
comprising the Gulag Archipelago make Dosty's
House of the Dead look like a disney summer
camp for kids.