Wednesday, 4 April 2012

D is for Dostoevsky

D is for Fyodor Dostoevsky, the Writer of three of my favourite novels Crime and Punishment, Brothers Karmazov and Notes from the Underground.

Crime and Punishment is the story of Raskolnikov who plans and executes the murder of an elderly pawnbroker. He believes that criminals get caught because in the moments (the moments of crime) when they need to be level headed and logical they become heedless and emotional. So if one is level headed one can get away with it, the question of right and wrong doesn't come into it. But will Raskolnikov get away with it?

Have you read this or any other book by Dostoevsky? What do you think about it?

4 comments:

M.J. Joachim said...

I read the brother's book many years ago...it was enough that I never forgot Dostoevsky and his very powerful writing. It's on my list to read more of his works. You gave me a little nudge today. Thank you!

Jessica L. Foster said...

I haven't read his books, but the one you described sounds good.

Damyanti said...

One of my fave authors, alongwith Tolstoy and Chekov.

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Jackie said...

I got Crime and Punishment for christmas from a secret santa blogger but I haven't read it yet.