I have to admit it bored me :( I love Dostoevsky and regard him as one of the best writers ever so it made me sad that I couldn't go through whole thing.
But, it's not a bad book. It has all that amazes you in his writing, the problem maybe is it has more than of it that it should. I read later that this particular novel was written in parts for a newspaper and Fiodor was paid for word - and I guess this may the reason it contains so much unnecessary things. And it's not like I don't like long books full of vast descriptions of clothes, landscapes etc. I like'em, I love Balzac, Dostoewsky, Stendhal etc This time however goes far too far. You can skip whole chapters without loosing anything at all, there are many conversations which don't change anything, utterly superfluous. Still, it's not a bad book, simply too long, so if you have more patience than myself you'll probably enjoy it and if don't and you're looking to read your first Dostoevsky's book, please don't start with this one. He's really THE great writer.