Before you hear this title, be aware that many other books you have read will seem worse than you thought of them before, and the initial glow of many new books could fade away fast in comparison. At least, that is what happened to me when I read this book. Dostoevsky is one of the best, if not the foremost, describers of our human nature, and "Crime and Punishment" is a work of genius. It is a long book, yes, but then again our human nature is hard to describe swiftly. It is an understatement that I highly recommend this well read masterpiece.
After having read Crime and Punishment, I thought I had reached the peak of insightful authorship. Then I read The Brothers Karamazov, and I found myself even higher up. This was Dostoyevsky's last book, and in it you find all his insights into humanity's darkest and foulest places, alongside the best possible description of our deepest hope, love and respect for life. Yes, some whine and say this is a long book. My reply: Why waste your time on four other shorter badly written books instead of one masterpiece?
This book is truly recommended to all who are looking for a genuinely funny book (it won the Pulitzer price after the author had died).
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