Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881), is the Russian author famous for exploring psychological and existential depths in his work, most notably in The Brothers Karamazov and this here Crime and Punishment. It focuses on the mental and moral wrangling of Raskolnikov, a poor St. Petersburg ex-student who plans and acts out the murder of a conniving scoundrel - a low life pawn broker who's got some desperately needed cash. Raskolnikov justifies his act by comparing himself to Napoleon, thinking that some murder is committed for a higher purpose. He also sets out to perform good acts with the money to outweigh his crime.
Crime and Punishment was written in 6 parts, and it's fascinating to note that the novel has a clear, almost mathematical balance to it. It's said to look like a "flattened X" in its structure, and Raskolnikov changes directly in the middle. If you haven't read any Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment is a murder mystery to end all murder mysteries.
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December 30, 2013
What a geat book helped me get through finals week.
December 19, 2013
This book allows you to get into eThe mind of every character. I cant believe we didnt have to read it in university.
September 08, 2013
This book was one of the best books I have ever read. It has a even mixture of drama, real world scenarios, philosophy, sociology, crime and mystery. It had great character development and you won't want to put it down
June 07, 2013
All of the mystery of human psyhe is discovered. Unbelievable book!!!
May 12, 2013
March 24, 2013
Amazing piece of work.......speechless
February 01, 2013
Greatest writing of all time, being a writer I look up to his writing, it's something amazing.
Maria Paula Quartin Goossens
January 16, 2013
Excellent book about the psychological soul searching of a doubt ridden mind. Not for everyone due to its length and the slow pace of the first half of the novel. But for those who are patient, this is one of the best books ever written.
December 30, 2012
This book was way more intersting than I ever imagined.
December 18, 2012
An emotionally charged, riveting, and captivating story one can not put down.
December 13, 2012
December 06, 2012
Great book, couldnt put it down
November 26, 2012
October 24, 2012
Read it, you won't regret it!
October 23, 2012
Sounds good story
September 03, 2012
Loved it, insane.
August 09, 2012
Loved it! Very intriguing and impossible to put down!
April 26, 2012
A must read for everyone!
March 30, 2012
Well well well