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ggiggy1029

I would give passages of this one 5 stars, but I have the same complaint I have with most of Dostoyevsky's writing -- it's uneven and scattered, much like the minds of most of his characters. The parts of this novel I found really intriguing were those about spirituality and moral ambiguity, and any part with Alyosha in it. I was less than thrilled, though, about extended interrogation scenes, the long-winded trial, and passages that seemed mostly dedicated to making a political statement about Russia. (Some people might care more about that...I just don't.) I also felt that the end was lacking. There were a lot of loose ends, but not the kind that are at all satisfying. I've read novels left unfinished by the death of the author that felt more "complete" than this, in spite of its 770 pages.

ggiggy1029

Very good, but so sad. I think the only thing that saved it from my usual initial reaction of "That's so horrible! How could they do that? What a horrible ending! You're going to the opshop!" was the fact that you are warned of sadness to come almost from the very first page.