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Notes from Underground & The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Mar 21, 2011

really liked it
Read from March 21 to 28, 2011

NFTU was quite a slow starter, but it soon picked up with the second part that i enjoyed much more than the first.
it was a lot funnier than expected, i expect (for some unknown reason) for most Russian Lit, especially written in the 19th century, to be quite dry and tedious, but this was bursting with comedy and i loved it.
The Double (the second novella in this book) was even better for me, i loved the writing style and i can see how it was called 'a poem of St Petersburg' with the prose and rhythmic devices used. IU found this one more hilarious than the first, and found myself being drawn into the crazy world that we find out Hero taking part it.
Think American Psycho in the 1800's, how much it really was real?
Definately recommend and i will be reading more Dosto in the future
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03/21/2011 page 49
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03/23/2011 page 126
44.0% "Just finished the first Novella, was good at the 2nd half but it really felt like just reading the diary of an aspie." 2 comments
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