Moffie has written a great comic story. He applies the spirit to the situational tensions of the Cold War policies of Russia and America from 1950 and lets laugh. Moffie's style seems to be to divide the scenes in time and space while relentlessly bringing the two plots together in one inevitable conclusion.
"Toughski shitski" is the phrase invented in this charming Cold War tale. When Stalin died suddenly, coitus interrupted, three men were given a mission. To kill John Wayne, the Duke, and meet Stalin's final request. The American scenes focus on Hollywood producer Dick Powell, quirky billionaire and owner of RKO Pictures, Howard Hughes, and the production of "The Conqueror". The Russian scenes focus on the conditions and problems of 1950s Russia for the citizens until the assassins are sent to America.
Ivan, Boris and Alexei are the unfortunate assassin team sent to kill the Duke. They are tragically comical throughout the story and seek to find their place in the life that was made for them. Through a series of mishaps and mishaps, ultimately, they are in the wrong / right place at the wrong / right time. From that moment on, they travel from one near disaster to another to accomplish their mission. Although they still seem to come out alive and well, while avoiding the seemingly indiscriminate massacre of people by the Communist leadership, a secret is discovered.
Dick Powell, Howard Hughes and the other characters involved are well represented, historically to a large extent and still very rich and wealthy. Many "secrets" about the life and antics of Hollywood in the 1950s are revealed as well as truly insightful depths in many myths of the same era. Thanks to these "real life" events, Moffie's controversy is proven over the deception of America and some of the greatest American icons by the Cold War Warriors (CWW) in power in 1950s.
Moffie seems to be faithful to the character and personality of each real-life person represented here. Dick Powell is the friendly and creative producer of myths and legends. Howard Hughes is the eccentric but troubled billionaire tricked by the U.S. government into the premises of history. John Wayne is almost reverently loyal to the legend and all the more iconic because of it. The weaknesses of other players and their individual contributions to the story and legends dealt with are realistic and lightly presented in a sense of play and pleasure amidst the hard work of film production.
The appendix, titled "The Body Count", is a true-to-life depiction of Russian and American lives affected or potentially affected by the CWW's deceptions. They make the chronicle leaving a lasting impression of the loss due to the fear of the arms race of the cold war.
Well written and well placed in the mood of the time, Moffie's book has created a comic tragedy that can open the reader's eyes and mind. His characterization talent and his research on time and people are found on almost all pages. Even with the tragedy of endings, there is throughout a lighthearted fatalistic perspective, thus, "hardski shitski" enters the language of people who look back through Moffie's story. the Cold War.
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