As you know, «Akunin» is a villain in Japanese, and when Boris Akunin began his cycle, he proceeded from a completely new image of the author. Akunin is a unique case in Russian literature of an evil, mocking, biased, cold author.
Usually the author loves his heroes or admires them, and Akunin spies on them very cruelly, because he knows how it all ended, but it all ended badly. In a sense, the entire cycle about Fandorin is the history of the Russian empire and its fateful path to revolution. And she came to the revolution because people did not have dignity, because they betrayed themselves at every step. One who did not cheat — this is Fandorin, he could have stopped the war and the revolution, and, in general, if everyone were like Fandorin, our story would have been different. Here is the story of the evil writer Akunin and the good hero Fandorin, who have been with us for twenty years, and will be the topic of our conversation.