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Jun 13, 2021maryebarr rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Finally, I am finished. I read this classic for the Well Read Mom book club. This novel of suspense and redemption is worth reading. I actually the version subtitled "a new translation by Oliver Read. It was a fairly easy read for a…
Jan 13, 2021Eil_1 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I read this classic many years ago. I was enthralled by the plot and characters - good versus evil as the main issue.
Aug 05, 2020
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, is an amazing novel that is narrated by a murderer, which allows the readers to experience the highs and lows of the main character’s…
Jul 10, 2020
1866 - 4.22
Mar 24, 2020Ethiopianwolf rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This was a wonderful classic! I loved the variety of characters and personalities that Dostoevsky used. That fact that this book still rings true for life today proves its exceptional worth.
Feb 28, 2020candlesticktroughs rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
might be Dostoyevsky's most accessible work. "Razhumin woke up next morning at eight o'clock, troubled and serious. He found himself confronted with many new and unlooked-for perplexities. He had never expected that he would ever wake…
Jan 28, 2018johnlau_0 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely amazing. Truly an insightful look into human nature. This book was written over 100 years ago in Russia, yet I swear some of the characters could have been from modern day America. Dostoevsky has a way of working in little…
Nov 16, 2017wordsaremeaning rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
If you took out all the characters who exist just as political mouthpieces or uninteresting interludes (I'm not even convinced that Avdotya or her suitors are necessary characters) this would be a really interesting investigation of the…
Oct 31, 2017RoyalJellyIII rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is Dostoevsky at his best - at least as far as this reader is concerned. This is a ‘complex’ story (in many respects) certainly with respect to the story line: and, in the ‘typical’ Russian style, full of boiling emotion, honor,…
Oct 06, 2017VonHafenstaaad rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
What an amazing read. Should you find yourself struggling to keep up with the characters, continue through. It will come together and it WILL be worth it!
Jul 09, 2017Blue_Raven_10 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Possibly one of the best books I have ever read. I could not put this book down, and while some say it is a drag of a read; for me, this book was an actual page-turner. Dostoyevsky does such a fantastic job with narrating the inner…
Apr 17, 2017julia_sedai rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing book. Dostoevsky's writing is incredible ... he can really get into peoples' heads. It took me a long time to read but it was so enjoyable. It's been a while since I've read something so brilliant. Recommended for anyone,…
Jan 24, 2017xiaojunbpl12 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Powerful (journey to the mind in a few days, more dramatic than millennia saga), suspenseful (more so than mystery thriller), tragic for each character (I'm more sympathetic towards elder and "philandering" Svidrigailov than young and…
Nov 27, 2016ArapahoeIrinaB rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
In simple words, everything is magnificent in this one of the very best novels in human history ever! The story, plot, characters, theories, developing characters and their relationships, philosophy, search of God, style of writing,…
Mar 31, 2016Greisi rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I wanted to like this book so badly, really I did but for the life of me I just couldn't. Maybe my English class killed any enjoyment I would've gotten out of this book if I had read it under different circumstances but I couldn't stand…
Jul 03, 2015
No longer need the Crime and Punishment
May 03, 2015Nymeria23 rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
Found it too over-dramatic, dragged out, soap-opera-in-a-book. Plus, not to mention that it was originally written in Russian, so some of the translations were a little obscure. Good plot, good ideas, just a dull presentation. It was very…
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Dec 16, 2014
I've never been able to wade through Dostoyevsky's masterpiece. (Didn't like his other books, either). I never understood why, except that Dostoyevsky's books were able to suck every ounce of energy out of me before the end of chapter two.
Apr 20, 2014
Nine days in the life of a Russian murderer is the story told in this world class novel. It can be read on multiple planes - thriller, detective story, abnormal psychology of the killer, and religious mysticism. The search for God…
Dec 06, 2013RainCityLibrarian rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
My Desert Island book #3. Robert Louis Stevenson said of this book "All I can say is it nearly finished me. It was like having an illness." I've enjoyed this one a few times, and each time it is a little different, but every time it is an…
Nov 07, 2013BrianEleven rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The greatest novel I have ever read.
Apr 24, 2013
This is Constance Garnett's translation (although it doesn't say so and although it comes up in NYPL's catalogue under another translator). This translation can be downloaded from Project Gutenberg.
Jan 15, 2013d22345001548588h rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I think it is important to read 19th century literature and I would read this again, but I do agree with Robert Louis Stevenson, "All I can say is, it nearly finished me. It was like having an illness." :)
Feb 07, 2012haploU5 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is a dark and profound psychological thriller intricately woven with complex philosophical concepts. The main theme is the protagonist’s quest to find out whether murder is acceptable if carried out in mankind’s best interest.…
Nov 30, 2011
The emotional and physical affects that a young man suffers after killing 2 women for no particularly good reason