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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Nov 17, 2008

bookshelves: russian-fiction, dostoyevsky

Oh me oh my. While a rewarding read in its 800 magisterial pages, it's definitely quite the effort. But Dostoyevsky remains the absolute shit, conjuring up all these notions about humanity and inspiring Freud, Nietzsche, Sartre, etc. So many of the familiar tropes are here, and I didn't like it near as much as i liked either Notes from the Underground or Crime and Punishment, but it's still quite good. It's his most straightforwardly plot-driven work that I've read, tending towards Stendhal and that whole 19th Century French set in its unfolding, soap-opera drama. Which isn't my style near as much as his fucked up existential meanders.

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