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Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Jan 16, 2012

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Read from January 16 to 23, 2012 — I own a copy

I feel torn... if I had stopped at the end of part 1, if there had been no more to the story, then I certainly would have rated this with 5 stars. However, Dostoevsky seems to have lost some of his beauty, some of his piercing wit, between parts 1 and 2. The second part is so winding and painful, with so few of the brilliant "aha!" moments that riddle the former part, that it is as if Dostoevsky himself degraded as much as his narrator.
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01/17/2012 page 29
30.0% "I only have to read part 1 for class... but I enjoyed it so much, I'm going to find time to finish this off. Soon!"
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