The Moscow Times applauds Vladimir Sorokin's business sense in publishing a sequel in this summer of sequels. The author's latest novel The Sugar Kremlin continues where his earlier Day of the Oprichnik left off. But while the first novel, showing a dystopic Russia of 2028, "with an emperor in the Kremlin, the Russian language peppered with Chinese words and a huge wall separating Russia from wicked neighbors," struck some readers as kinda nifty, the follow up, where "culture seems to have died of its own accord" is gruesome enough to leave no doubt, at least according to the Times's review, of its awfulness.
It also appears that there is a Sorokin-themed LiveJournal page. Can't tell if it's written by Sorokin himself, as it's all in Russian.