Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak, Борис Пастернак An enchanting novel. I loved how Pasternak really drew one in and created such likeable characters. Usually, I'm not too big on classics, but Pasternak's writing style is concise and, unlike a lot of classic writings, not tedious, so they are more reader friendly. I think this is a book that everybody should read, because it illustrates the horrors that can happen during violent times.