The Brothers Karamazov
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The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Literature
Aug 20, 2018
Dostoevsky’s final novel is one of the supreme achievements in all fiction. At the heart of the story is a crime—the murder of the loathsome Fyodor Karamazov. Each of his sons seems to be implicated. Dostoevsky gives extraordinary expressive energy to each of them; like many of his novels, this one proceeds by dramatic argument in page upon page of intense, often philosophical dialogue. And the moral stakes could not be higher, for The Brothers Karamazov dramatizes with unmatched vigor the conflict between reason and faith, exploring questions about free will, human suffering, and whether “everything is permitted” if there is no God.
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Mar 27, 2019
In so many ways, this novel is profound and challenging. Dostoevsky was ahead of his time in trying to understand the differences in lifestyles and spiritual beliefs -- and how they greatly impact our decisions (for better & worse).
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Mar 31, 2019
This book did me in. My top book of all time - a picture of the whole human condition.
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Apr 4, 2019
I really need to read this one again. This book has interesting complex characters.
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Apr 5, 2019
Gives us the best 19th-century Christ figure, beating out Jean Valjean, as well as profound psychology, philosophy, and theology.
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Apr 13, 2019
Best book I've ever read!
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