I’ve not read a word of the Gulag Archipelago. I did read Anne Applebaum’s book Gulag a few years ago, and thought it was phenomenal. Aside from its obvious historical importance, is the GA still worth reading?
By which I mean: given that my book-reading time is finite (and growing more finite by the minute), what would be the best way of honouring Solzhenitsyn? Should I read his book, or is there another book about the gulag or related topic that I should read instead? (Note: I have not read Primo Levi, nor have I read Proust).