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Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics) - Community Reviews back

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, David McDuff
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Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it 2 years ago
Dear readers, I have reread this book quite a few times, but this time I went back because a friend of mine argued that Raskolnikov never experienced remorse for the murder he committed, not even at the very end. And I was under the very strong impression that he did, so I decided to reread the boo...
Romance and other things
Romance and other things rated it 3 years ago
One of the most influential novels of the nineteenth century, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment tells the tragic story of Raskolnikov—a talented former student whose warped philosophical outlook drives him to commit murder. Surprised by his sense of guilt and terrified of the consequences of ...
Avery B Goodman - Author
Avery B Goodman - Author rated it 3 years ago
Good, but long winded like most classic Russian fiction.
learn by going
learn by going rated it 3 years ago
Crime and Punishment is a novel of ideas, a philosophical and psychological story. These tend not to be my favorite reads, though I do respond to the psychological (I loved Notes from Underground). Characters can feel like they exist to defend or attack particular philosophies rather than experience...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it 4 years ago
I give up. I'm a little embarrassed, but I tried.If it weren't for so many other better books calling out to me from my shelf....or if Raskolnikov would get up off the damn sofa....People love this book. I wanted to love it too, but there is something I'm missing. 346 pages and I'm still missing it....
My Reading World!
My Reading World! rated it 5 years ago
While I'm reading this novel I kept asking myself the same question "Can a human life -no matter how worthless- be sacrificed for some noble ideal?" Raskolnikov and I learnt the answer through a very painful process…I always find it difficult to review a great work such as Crime and Punishment… but ...
Unimportant Musings
Unimportant Musings rated it 5 years ago
Did Fyodor Dostoevsky know what fame and glory, to raise his status even more long after his death, awaited him when he began writing? My curiosity extends also to other authors in the same ballpark. Even if he had only an inkling, that still had to have provoked from him no small amount of dread. V...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
While the title can be a little misleading, the actual form that the punishment takes in this novel is the psychological effect of the guilty mind. The social punishment that the protagonist, Raskolnikov, undergoes appears only in the epilogue, where he is sentenced to eight years in a penal colony ...
Agostino Scafidi
Agostino Scafidi rated it 5 years ago
This book. Wow. It's a monster. It's a behemoth. It's a trip into darkness, boredom, excitement, frustration. I can't say that I loved it and I don't think I can even say that I liked it, there were definitely many times where I hated it. There were just a few moments throughout this book where I re...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: teh-brillianz, slavic, absolute-favourites, re-visit-2014, re-read, re-visit-2013, spring-2014 Read from January 01, 1978 to May 17, 2014, read count: ad infinitum Description: Raskolnikov, a former student who is morbidly self-obsessed, murders an old woman money-lender with a borr...
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