Has anyone read it? If so, what did you think?
Strugatskii brothers are my absolutely favorite scifi authors, I have all their books, and the Roadside Picnic is one of their best, IMO. There are very few books that I read and re-read half a dozen times. Their books I have. In fact, I think to get the full impact of the Roadside Picnic or “Ulitka na Sklone” you have to read it at least a couple of times.
I tried to share it with my wife (who admittedly is not a big scifi fan), bought her the English translation, since her Russian is not good enough for her to enjoy reading in it, and she was like - meh. So I am wondering whether it’s their style that is decidedly Russian that does not come through well in translation or is not suitable for English-speaking audience. Or it’s something else.