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The Brothers Karamazov

by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

Review of The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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       This book is #1 on my list. The true and essential goodness of Alyosha, at its apogee in "Ilyushka's Funeral", is truly the centerpiece of the story. Despite one of his brother's suicide, another's insanity, another's wrongful conviction, and his father's murder, Alyosha still has faith in the goodness of humanity and a hope for a better world. Dostoesvky uses these characters to debate God and His existence and participation in this world, yet the it is not debated just amongs atheists and believers, nor does Dostoevsky (a devout believer himself) make the arguments and outcomes biased in favor of the religious. Even between the monks there is disagreement on God's existence and our role as human's, and many may take the side of the atheists at the end of the book because of the insurmountable suffering experienced by ALL of the characters. This novel has passages that could be read at weddings and funerals alike, and some of  the passages could be entire homilies or sermons at a mass or church service. It has circumnavigated my mind and my soul and has enraged me with a longing for more great literature.

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by amoenitas

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       Widely acclaimed as Dostoevsky's magnum opus and I agree.
I am currently on part two of the novel and I'd just finished "The Grand Inquisitor" chapter and I literally just thought "wow" after finishing it.  The novel is written with such passion and is quite lengthy but it constantly rewards you with excellent character development and alluring themes. The characters' ideas begin to subdue you and persuade you to think as they do.

       The novel is addicting and sucks you into the world of the Karamazovs.  The Karamazov family;  The brothers and the father are all unique, interesting,  have complex psychological profiles and at times all too real.  The philosophical discussions are my personal favorite and Dostoevsky's skills as a writer are truly scintillating in this beautiful epic.

       I still can't seem to comprehend how this is at # 10 on the list but regardless I'm very much jovial with the fact that it's recognized as one of the greatest pieces of literature of written.

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by Mr Reader

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       This book stays with you for a long time.  Its themes are timeless, its characters unforgetable.  The Brothers Karamazov is a novel that aims for the biggest, most debated and important issues of the time it was written and of today.  Each character has extreme beliefs and personality traits that all weave together to make for extremely interesting dialogue and storylines.  The dysfunctional family storyline is fantastic, but the broader story both making a case for and against God's existence is unmatched in literature.  Dostoyevsky
must have been a man with incredibly interesting thoughts.  It's my vote for #1

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by richard barrow

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       What a novel it turned out to be!!! a grand novel..a mystifying truly great a psychological insights to the human heart and what's been discussed in this novel through the phisophical point of view is truly relevant and can still be discussed universally in our present times as well..It can be read again and again...Some great chapters are: The Grand Inquisitor(no doubt about it), Canoe of Galile, the meeting with the devil...its a must read book!!!

       People plz stop wasting ur time readin Coelho or shits like that and give ur full time to books like this.

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by bib

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       This book attempts to answer the question of the existence of God. Grippingly relevant and insightful read that may change the way you view the world. Not some pompous, vain, and  pathetic Jane Austin story book about topics that don't really mater in the big picture.

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by alskfjopaf09039

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       "Karamazov Brothers" is a novel by F.M. Dostoevsky that includes and presents all Dostoevsky's ideas, views and outlook as a whole.It is regarded as "The Russian Bible" because it presents three different types of men.According to Dostoevsky in our world there are three types of human beings- The devil-man, The natural-man and the Angel-man.The three Brothers Karamazov are prototypes of those types of human beings. Dostoevsky says that the first one, the devil-man is the one who can overcome his diabolic nature because of his will and free mind, the second one, the Natural man is very complecated and difficult to predict and the Third one as he calls him "The strange man", is the one who is the real man, the one who is truly devoted to people's happiness, in fact he is Christ himself.For me "Karamazov brothers" is maybe the greatest masterpiece about human nature ever written and with it Dostoevsky has revealed the true nature of our society, of our souls, of way of life, in the past, in the present and in the future!!!

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky was reviewed by Oliver Twist


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