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Jun 26, 2021jessegabriel rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Dostoyevsky KNOWS how to write excellent characters, and he KNOWS how to convey ideas that will grip you and toss you on your back. There's a lot of religion, philosophy, and spirituality on these pages, nestled in an honestly thrilling crime drama (though the crime takes place 3/4 way through the book). I enjoyed catching a glimpse into 19th-century Russian life, as it relates to the religious practices of the day, the rising wave of humanistic thoughts, views of God, and beliefs/superstitions of the lower and upper classes. It's long but well worth the read, and not boring I might add, as even with 1045 pages it's difficult to put down at times!