Over the past few weeks you have probably watched more hours of curling and ice dancing than you would ever admit in public. Now that the Olympics have concluded, you might be feeling a bit down, wondering how you can possibly replace those hours you spent on your couch cheering on the athletes. Maybe a nice Russian novel is just the thing you need to ease those Olympic withdrawals. I know, I know. You’ve tried to slog your way through War and Peace and Crime and Punishment before, only to give up one third of the way in.