One of My Favourite Classic Book.
It is always difficult to review an established classic. Crime and Punishment is no exception.
First things first; Crime and Punishment is one of the few works in literature which define what a book ought to be. Its the gold standard against which all future works in the genre will be measured, labelled, and sadly, be found wanting. One such work in a lifetime would grant an author immortality, and Dostoyevsky wrote three. So if you are wondering if this book is worth your time, you are asking the wrong question. You should rather ask “what’s the purpose of time and for that matter life, if its not the enjoyment of this masterpiece.
The book is marvellous! As relevant today as ever.
About The Author :
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881), one of nineteenth-century Russia’s greatest novelists, spent four years in a convict prison in Siberia, after which he was obliged to enlist in the army. In later years his penchant for gambling sent him deeply into debt. Most of his important works were written after 1864, including Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov.
About The Book :
“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a broad consciousness and a deep heart. Truly great men, I think, must feel great sorrow in this world.”
An outstanding classic about the human essence, about our darkest and deepest impulses. The unequivocal voice of each character, the sharp study of society, the movements of Raskolnikov, of the extreme reduction of hate to the redemption of love. Ultimately it reveals that our own inner consciousness can stand a far greater punishment than any legal system can.