I get why this book is popular, but The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov was not by cup of tea. I think if I knew more about the Bible or the legends that this story was based on, then I think I may have enjoyed it, but I don't and I didn't. This was not a long book, but it took me forever to get through. I found it really hard to remember the characters, and the things that happened were just boring. I'm sure I would feel differently if I were an intellectual fancypants, but I think it's ok for me to just not like this book. The reason I wanted to read this book was for the magical-ness of the characters and events. I wish this book didn't have that stuff in there, because I wouldn't have wanted to read it in the first place if that were the case.