by Fyodor Dostoevsky | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1840220996 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingDelphi_Readerwing of Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on 11/16/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDelphi_Readerwing from Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Tuesday, November 16, 2021
This book starts its journey with BookCrossing from Delphi, Greece

" With an Introduction by A.D.P. Briggs, translation by Constance Garnett.
In 1869 a young Russian was strangled, shot through the head and thrown into a pond. His crime? A wish to leave a small group of violent revolutionaries, from which he had become alienated. Dostoevsky takes this real-life catastrophe as the subject and culmination of Devils, a title that refers to the young radicals themselves and also to the materialistic ideas that possessed their minds... "

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Journal Entry 2 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Sometimes timing is very important when you read certain books! Personally I realised I have read this book or an abridged version ages ago, maybe in my teens or early 20s. I think it wasn't the right timing then because I couldn't fully appreciate the depth of the characters or fully understand the significance of the plot without having an idea of the historical context.

This time I enjoyed and appreciated it much more in all kind of aspects. It's not an "unputdownable" book, but somehow it's captivating in its own right. Very multilayered. Normally the mannerisms and sillyness and weirdness of most characters could be boring to me, but somehow here they aren't. First of all because you see people with similar traits and similar situations even nowadays, then because you get to see why the characters are the way they are and furthermore because Dostoevsky touches on many issues in a subtle way. Occasionally it's fun too, on a tragicomic way!

Some of the characters approach too much a caricature and I would like to see less melodrama and less deliriums and illnesses and deaths due to psychological turmoil, but how masterfully he weaved all the threads! Not always easy, but a great read non the less!

Released 4 mos ago (1/18/2022 UTC) at Little Tree Books & Coffee in Koukaki - Κουκάκι, Attica Greece


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