About the author boris akunin is the pen name of grigory chkhartishvili who was born in the republic of georgia in 1956 a philologist critic essayist and translator of japanese akunin published his first detective novel in 1998 and has gone on to become one of the most widely read authors in russia. The state counseller russian translit statskiy sovetnik is a 2005 russian film an adaptation of boris akunins novel of the same name featuring detective erast fandorin directed by filipp yankovsky it was one of the most expensive films ever made in russia. The state counsellor number 6 is akunins political terrorist novel fandorin seems at a loss for much of it as he is outmanoeuvred and even directly insulted in the first of a sequence of assassinations unlike some of the other novels there is a rich cast of characters and suspects some over the top and all the better for it. The state counselor is a man named erast petrovich fandorin the novel set in tsarist russia is the sixth in a series by boris akunin the first one was published in russia in 1998 the state counselor was published in russia in 1999 this english translation was first published in great britain in 2008
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