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Master and Margareadalong 3: Does anyone wear pants in this book?

As we plough through the overcast but fallishly festive month of October, we continue this weird, weird book.

This week, more people went to jail, more people were slapped around by Satan and his minions, and there was a weird Harry Potter-feel to some of it. Also the housing crisis continues to be made fun of, which makes me think I need to read about it. As a modern lady living in Chicago, my mentality is kind of "well......but there're lots of apartments here." Was it just a bunch of people moving to Moscow and they have no apartments to house them, or was it a specifically Soviet thing? If it's the bunch of people moving to Moscow thing, then that makes more sense for Berlioz's uncle being told to go back to Kiev.


Meanwhile, Margarita's doing this:




Satan and his pals are being suuuper nice to Margarita. Maybe because she doesn't give a fuck about anything except finding the Master. And also she's really good at sucking up to people. And by the end of the section is literally massaging Satan's knee. WHAT IS THIS BOOK.

Margarita discovers she's a wizard, Harry, and also that you can't try to have a good time by a riverbank without a pantsless man showing up.

this whole book

What is your brain, Bulgakov. And what is Russia's brain that this is basically their favorite book of all time. ALL TIME. Also I really hope that pigman doesn't get cooked. And also ahahaha Satan was playing wizard chess with his cat minion. I wish this whole book took place at Russian Hogwarts

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