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There was a time in my life when I couldn t get enough of reading Dostoevsky Maybe because his books made me think so deeply about being human and how we choose to live our lives I began with Crime and Punishment, probably the work he is best known for What I remember is being fascinated by Dostoevsky s brilliant understanding of human nature I remember thinking what a deep study this book was an incredible examination of a man who commits murder and how he is punished for it I remember thinking [...]
6.0 Stars One of my All Time Favorite novels In addition to being one of the first works of Classic Literature that I suggest when asked for recommendations from others, this story holds a special place in my heart as it was the story, along with Moby Dick, that began my love of the classics for which I will always be grateful So often we are forced to read the great works of literature for school or at times not of our choosing and I think it tends to lead to a lifelong aversion to themke being [...]
To go wrong in one s own way is better then to go right in someone else s I have been giving a lot of thought to this novel lately Despite the three years that have gone by since reading Crime and Punishment three years in which I ve read some outstanding literature, joined and written just over 100 reviews of the books I ve journeyed through Dostoevsky s novel still resides on it s throne as my personal favorite novel No other web of words, brushstrokes or music melody has ever struck me so dee [...]
I ve come to the conclusion that Russian door stoppers might just be where it s at It here meaning general awesomeness that combines the elements of history, philosophy and high readability to make books that are both thought provoking and enjoyable Granted, I have only read three of the Russian big uns War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and now Crime and Punishment, but I intend to rectify this shortly with The Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot Now, I don t want to go blazing with too much excitement [...]
The problem with being a high school student with average intelligence is that you can get fairly good grades with fairly minimal effort It is an invitation to cut corners and utilize only one half your ass This happened to me in English class I d sit back, take good notes, and bluff my way through various tests this was back in the day before Google, when my family only had an AOL dial up connection and all the answers, right and wrong, were on the internet For these sins, I am now fated to rea [...]
Oh, Fyodor.Who else could keep me up and awake night after night, even though I promise myself every morning to go to bed at a decent hour Who else can create such authentic human emotions that I feel I m experiencing all of them myself Who else would make me subject my kids to dinners of grilled cheese sandwiches, scrambled eggs, or frozen waffles just to spend time with you There is no one else Only you.
What can I add to 7000 reviews at the time I write I think this book is fascinating because of all the topic it covers Like the OJ trial, it is about many important interconnected things and those things remain important today, even though this book was originally published in 1865.Sure, it has a lot about crime and punishment But also insanity and temporary insanity, the latter a legal plea that could be entered in Russia of the mid 1800 s It s about guilt and conscience, long before Freud In f [...]
Crime What crime My killing a loathsome, harmful louse, a filthy old moneylender woman who brought no good to anyone, to murder whom would pardon forty sins, who sucked the lifeblood of the poor, and you call that a crime Just a few scattered toughts, for I do not know how to begin After revisiting Crime and Punishment I am utterly troubled What to do What to say In my opinion, to write a review of one of Fyodor Dostoyevsky s great masterpieces is a troublesome undertaking To write a decent one, [...]
Here s another review as I go I suppose I just can t let go of Dostoyevsky s squalid, bleak, complicated, and spiritually vexing world, so despite having just finished The Brothers Karamazov, I find myself plunging headlong into Crime and Punishment, a book I last read 20 years ago.I m reading the new Oliver Ready translation, and it s wonderful so far.I can well imagine how shocking this book must have been at the time It depicts a world where everyone is either taking advantage of someone else [...]
What a sensational reading experience, what an unconditional surrender to an atmosphere of fear, anxiety and confusion and to an epic battle of wills Rarely these days do I read with that kind of hopeless, helpless feeling of being completely, utterly lost in the imaginary world From the first moment, when Raskolnikov steps out on the street and begins wandering around in Petersburg, to the very last pages, I live with the characters, I am part of the story, I have my own opinions, and argue aga [...]
I basically had to stop drinking for a month in order to read it my friends no longer call But it s great.
Ah such beautiful pessimism I find solace in the Russians, they make death seem like a mild disturbance in the beauty of life Also their difficult is mere codswallop, the only difficult thing about Russian lit is the names That s it Crime and Punishment is the story of a crime and its eventual punishment That s it End of review Or not It s really the story of a crime, followed by crime, with a sprinkling of just a bit crime, and then finished off with a tad of punishment The main character I m [...]
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a broad consciousness and a deep heart Truly great men, I think, must feel great sorrow in this world In this review I focus on the theme of pain as a path toward personal growth and discovering one s true identity I dedicate it to my friend Jeffrey At first we would just read each others reviews It was a common painful experience that bought us together and let me get to know the fabulous person behind the written words Thank you for being what you a [...]
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My star rating is purely subjective and means only what GR says it means I didn t like it It didn t mean anything to me, sadly, and I didn t even find it to be an interesting story I m not saying it s a terrible book in fact, I d be very interested to hear what others think reviews are a bit light for this book here I see First, I have a confession to make I got two thirds of the way through and skimmed the rest Well, worse than that I flipped through and got the gist, but such is the way it s w [...]
Oh, Rasky You idiot Spoilers ahead Damn I felt Raskolnikov s anxiety I resented his mother when he did and I loved her when he did I felt sick at the thought of Luzhin or Svidrigailov getting their hooks in dear Dunya shout out to Dunya I wanted Porfiry to just accuse him, already I guess I m saying that Dostoevsky managed to make a very real character that I believed enough to mentally and physically align myself with while reading This is what ultimately kept me turning the pages I find it a m [...]
I first read this book in high school and it blew my conceptions of literature away every bit as much as Light in August and One Hundred Years of Solitude The first use of stream of consciousness, the deep analysis of Raskolnikov s conscience, the extraordinary plot movement and violence, the perfect narrative viewpointeverything about this book is near perfection and at the highest level of literary achievement For me the two Dostoyevsky books to read if you are to read any are this one and Bro [...]
I have few Dostoevsky fans in my friends list so my opinions here might not go over so well I have been wanting to read this classic for a while and I had high expectations, but they were not met I liked it okay but I found it to be a bit slow and drawn out Ultimately not a whole lot happens in the story, but it takes 500 pages to get there In fact, there are probably as many plot points in the 15 page epilogue as in the rest of the book.However, despite this, I can say that parts of the journey [...]
I do not know how to begin, I am utterly troubled What to do What to say In my opinion, to write a review of Dostoyevsky s great masterpiece is a very hard undertaking To write a decent one, even harder A week ago, if you asked me what my favorite novel was, I d greatly struggle with it I might consider Joyce s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Nabokov s Lolita, or probably even Heller s Catch 22 I might give varying answers It would probably depend on my mood, or the current focus of my [...]
I am spending waaaaay too much time thinking about this darn book FOR ME, this was a bizarre, very dark, sometimes tedious and even disturbing book.It begins as RAS plans and ultimately commits a grotesque view spoiler double hide spoiler murder with a borrowed ax of a wicked old lady pawnbroker As the story evolves, we get to see RAS many faces, illnesses, his extreme poverty and experience his emotional roller coaster of feelings as he slowly passes through each stage resulting from his horrid [...]
For the love of Zeus, I have finished I think we will be living on the moon with robots as our cooks by the time I write a review for this masterpiece, but I just want to let the world or, at least, 118 friends and 79 followers okay, the one that s reading this know that I have finished it I did it I can rest in peace Not now, anyway I m somewhat young and have many things to do But, you know.
I like living I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing Agatha ChristieCrime and Punishment proved to be one of those rare breed of books that well and truly break through the outer facade and leave behind a permanent impression, even if its a dark and hideous one.Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky died a 110 years ago before I was born, and yet all through the while that [...]
Time and timing were key elements in my reading of Crime and Punishment because real life became particularly busy just after I began the book making reading time particularly scarce, and since it is a novel that demands full attention, the timing couldn t have been unfortunate, especially as I began to realise quite early on that ideally I would like to have been able to read it at the pace of the story, i.e in the same amount of days as the narrative covers, which is not very many according t [...]
Reading Dostoyevsky s Crime and Punishment was an extraordinarily overwhelming sensation The range of emotions and feelings surged to my mind throughout this book, the mastery with which the complexity , struggles , sufferings , and ecstasies of each fascinating mind is executed , all this convince me that Fyodor Dostoyevsky , one of the greatest authors of all time , is unsurpassed in his understanding of human psychology and in his ability to create in the reader , raw emotions so diverse espe [...]
Un aut ntico tour de force psicol gico que s lo podr a salir de la mente magistral de Fi dor Dostoievski Cl sico inoxidable Atrapante de principio a fin y una muestra de que m s all de la atrocidad del crimen cometido, siempre puede haber redenci n sin importar el costo que conlleveAdjunto mi rese a de El Diario de Rask lnikov , libro embrionario que le diera origen a este cl sico review show