Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Idiot


For those of you who are interested, I (Carrie) am currently reading Dostoevsky's The Idiot, the book he wrote following Crime and Punishment. Reading Russian novels has become a delightful thing for me in the last few years, and I am excited to read this one (don't worry, it'll take me a while). This book is supposed to be quite the opposite from Crime and Punishment. Where C and P describes the journey of a very guilty man (who receives what is a beautiful picture of grace at the end), this book tries to portray a perfectly beautiful man. Unfortunately, I've heard this book also has the darkest ending of any of Dostoevsky's novels. I'd love to hear from any of you who've read it. But don't give anything away- I'm only in the beginning!

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