What happens when the devil and his henchmen including a pet demon cat walk into a bar?
A. Utter Chaos.
B. Nobody believes this can happen.
Both happens in the utterly eccentric masterpiece by Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita. Except that it takes place in Moscow’s streets and theatre and not in any bar!
The novel begins with two characters, Berlioz and Bezdomny, who talk about the latter’s poems when they run into “an eccentric foreigner” who joins in the conversation and rants on while also claiming to have met the likes of Kant and even Pontius Pilate!
He even predicted how Berlioz would die!
And what do you know! That is exactly what occurs.
So who is this mysterious person?
Bezdomny goes berserk after the stranger’s prophecy comes true and now wants to find where he is but alas no one believes his story at all!