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ebook, 688 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Penguin Group (USA)
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Joshua
Aug 21, 2012 Joshua rated it did not like it
"Henry James spoke pejoratively about the novels of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky as huge, baggy monsters, and he could certainly have cited The Idiot as a prime candidate for this dubious distinction."

This second sentence of the afterword pretty well sums up my feeling about this book. There are some truly brilliant moments, scenes where you just have to groan sympathetically at the terribly embarrassing and unthinkable situation that is unfolding in front of you. But these are buried within protrac
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Karl
Dec 30, 2014 Karl rated it it was ok
Long, boring, and seemingly lost as it grasps for meaningful plot and direction. It has interesting moments and thoughtful insight at times but, overall, not worth the read.
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I wished I could go back to when I began this book.
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