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Reviews of Crime and Punishment (1866)

Review by jeffersonpatrick@hotmail.com (2008-02-27)
Just finished this book, and loved it. Russian authors such as Dostoevsky and Tolstoy have gradually become my favorites in the literary world. They just have this way of describing the nuances of everyday life and inner thought processes that really helps you to understand EXACTLY what a person in the story is seeing, thinking, etc..
This book was no exception. I started off loathing Raskolnikov, but as the book progressed I was able to sympathize with him, despite his horrible crime, and the way he viewed his participation in it.
There was rarely a dull moment in the book, and once you hit the half-way mark, it becomes almost impossible to put down until you are finished.
Make sure to read the Afterword, it gives some great insight into some of the symbology and contemporary events described in the book.

(This review refers to the 1992 version titled “Crime and Punishment”)




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