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“In her novel, she smartly and creatively shapes the structure and builds an effective, lavish and dramatic epic work about the Bulgarian “stormy 20 years” on the dividing line of the two centuries, resembling the processes that have taken place in Russia, for example, since the time of restructuring (“PEREASTROIKA”). The author looks for the metaphoric and moralistic summary of bygone tragic days of fracture, of deeply moving human sorrows and dramas, after which Bulgaria has dramatically changed her image.

Ludmila Filipova is a born fiction writer with rich word-picture thinking lined with fine philosophic moralistic quilt traversing through a rich palette of Christian values up to the delicate weaving into Buddhist beliefs and outlook, capable not only of absorbing narration but suggesting sincere messages, too. She predisposes us to reflection. To inspire us to look inward ourselves and discover that “Anatomy of Illusions represents countless moments, and the moments are our illusions that come true. You just need to get hold of them …”

Filipova describes not only the years of rise and fall of the richest and loneliest Bulgarian and his paradox and dramatic love affair with Anna VERTOVA but also tries to reveal in depth the upcoming changes within each and every individual in the society, who irrespectively of being either an outsider or a nouveau riche always faces the problem of choice of human happiness and of the drawing line between Good and Evil. By this book she is stepping up confidently on the territory of fine literature. “
                                                  BORISLAV GARDEB, writer and critic


„Anatomy of Illusions“ is like a cartoon in which the favorite images from our childhood melt into modern nightmares. This is not a book but a document showing who is what nowadays. And how yesterday’s time created us. A biography of growing up. Growth in which Death is the main character. And it should have been a red-haired little girl.
                  Martin Karbovski, writer


This book is a reading in possession of the mirror and dazzling sometimes to blindness surface of living life. This is a pure sample of human story without any admixtures of intrusive suggestions, without plot lurches and groundless author’s fancies. An intuition intelligently shared in a purely women’s manner, with the help of which the lady writer depicts the portrait of human destinies, the worldly irony and the lots of broken down and survived illusions.
                Victor Paskov, one of the most popular Bulgarian writers



On days when perversion is not solely the muse of modern literature but frequently also norm of the public life, the patient reader is obliged to get absorbed in this book. It is not solely normal, written with love and supported onto solid understanding of morals and virtues. Young Ludmila Filipova shows courage in her debut, which is not a characteristic of the new writers. Courage to tell her version about the most contradictory political figures, complicated processes and businessmen in Bulgaria for the last 20 years. You have in your hands the evidence that even the most vulgar topics of our life may be presented with goodness and love. As Ludmila Filipova does.
                Ljuben Dilov-son, member of the 39-Parliament, writer, editor-in-chief of newspaper “Novinar”
 
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