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Crime and Punishment

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Review of Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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       I just finished the book that many consider to be Dostoevsky's masterpeice.  I thought the first half, though often slow, was nearly perfect.  It portrayed Raskolnikov's suffering wonderfully.  The second half, I had many issues with.  It seemed as though he just alltogeather forgot about this massive inner torture that Raskolnikov was experiencing and chose to focus only on the more external aspects of the plot.  Don't get me wrong, I still liked it ver much.  The conversations between Sonia and Raskolnikov are among the most brilliant, most beautiful things ever written.  But I couldn't help but feel that Raskolnikov's ultimate confession and regret would've made more sence had his ture pain been elaborated on.  The dream in which he tries but fails over and over again to split the pawnbroker's head with the axe is a grand expample.  That was just brilliant.  And though I don't believe it is one of the best novels ever written, it is still a thrilling and moving experience that should be read by those intelligent enough to understand.

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by Count Orad

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       Crime and Punishment is a masterpiece in its own right. Dostoevsky's understanding of human psychology is exquisite. Raskolnikov's is a character full of human conscience, who out of his own guilt confesses his crime in the end goes to serve for his crime.

       Crime and Punishment makes one feel that human nature after all cant be completely negative and there is something much deeper within us which wont let us be at peace if commit a sinful act.

       Not only Crime and Punishment but The Brothers Karamazov of Dostoevsky very well portrays the human nature and the element called conscience. both works are very luring and immensely touching which haunt you with their essence forever.one wants to read them over and again and their great length never seems a hindrance.

AN ORATION TO DOSTOEVSKY!.

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by AKSHAY

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       Hi, great book. though initially i was reluctant to complete it as it was bulky. but with every page i started liking it more and more. i took 3 months to read first 200 pages but finished rest of the portion in a week.

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by Pankaj Dwivedi

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       When I finished reading this book, the only thing I could say was "Wow!".

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by Eni

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       One thing I love about Crime and Punishment is that it apparently inspired one of my favorite films of recent years, Match Point. The two make a nice pairing if you are so inclined.

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by Jeff

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       Crime and Punishment by F.M. Dostoevsky is one original book that is a real precedent in world literature. The main character R. R. Raskolnikov is a symbol of the divine judgement .The only one true judgement is his mind that makes him punish himself.The man does the Crime, but the God in him does the punishment. Personnaly for me "Crime and Punishment" is Dostoewsky's most significant work because it is a real revolution not only in the russian but also in the European literature.The only way to punish ourselves is to leave our conscious does it until the voice of God speaks in our souls and tells us that we are free of sin!!!

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by Oliver Twist

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