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An almost perfect diamond of literature.
on 26 July 2015
Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamasov left me speechless, awed that a man could write to such depth, with such flowing beauty about such heart breaking and poignant ideas. This same depth invites the reader to become fully engrossed in simply the greatest character development and character weaving that I personally have ever encountered from any book. Each character is fleshed out and filled in so thoroughly that by the end of the book you feel you are a part of their lives. The emotion that comes through their interactions is magnificently crafted and leaves the reader feeling like they have participated in something as rich as and developed as a vintage brandy or well cured whisky.
This was my first Dostoyevsky book, from the day I opened the first page of the dauntingly long book, I was hooked until the day I closed the last, desperately wishing that the book was twice, if not three times the length - such had the characters, their lives, their emotions, their stories captivated me.
It is my personal conviction that if one has not read at least some of this book, then one has not truly read. I simply cannot express how beautiful the fantastically weaving complexity of it is.
The one thing I thought was a tad shame however was the length of the trial scenario towards the end. If this was a little shorter I think it would be a perfect piece of literary writing. A tarnished perfection will have to do I suppose.