This small text, I hope, will explain my position to the readers
who came here to take a look at what someone called A.Gromov writes and, of course, were disappointed.
Alas. There are no annotations here. Moreover, I suspect that there will be none forever.
Why? There are two reasons. The first: I hate writing them. I experienced feelings as great
when I wrote school compositions on a given topic - the analogy here is much deeper than it looks.
And I can't make myself offer to the reader those strange texts that sometimes come from deep in the publishing houses
and adorn the books as annotations.
Second reason: I am still sure that annotations are completely unnecessary.
(I may be wrong, but that's my problems). Even if the annotation is written by the author himself and if he tries to make it
as good as he can, he risks to fall a victim to inadequacy: the matter is in the fact that the
author sees his texts in a different way, not like the reader does. The reasons are clear,
the fact is a bit regrettable, but nothing can be done about it.
There is a simple and comfortable way:
piling up many glittery words. But... should I?
My opinion is simple: the best annotation for a book is any page taken at random. The first
page is better, but not necessarily. If it interests you, there is no need for other annotations; if it did not -
it's unlikely that you'll like the whole more than the part. Cheap and good!
You have read to this place? Thank you.
I still have to tell a couple of words about my works - not about
each one, but about all of them. Most of the things I wrote can be considered social science fiction
(not in the sense of "capitalism-socialism" - this topic does not interest me).
The recipe of it, worked out by H.J.Wells, has not changed till the present day and looks like this:
you take a socium (limited number of people is better - easier to work) and do some ugly thing to it, and then you
sit and look at the consequences...
Of course I'm kidding, and let the shadow of the great writer forgive me.
But every joke has a grain of truth... If you don't believe - try it yourself.
I hope I'm excused for the lack of annotations? If not, please
put aside the banana pelts. It will make no sense anyway.
Dixi. Thanks for your attention, reader.