One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

This book details a single day in the life of Ivan Denisovich, a prisoner accused of spying and serving tens years in a Soviet labor camp. My major takeaways? Life can be ridiculously difficult sometimes, and even with a seemingly bleak future the average person wants to struggle on and see another day. Hard/quality work is something to enjoy and take pride in regardless of compensation. It’s actually not that cold in Tulsa right now. I’m relieved I’m not in a labor camp.

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