As Fyodor Karamazov awaits an amorous encounter, he is violently done to death. The three sons of the old debauchee are forced to confront their own guilt or complicity. Who will own to parricide? The reckless and passionate Dmitri? The corrosive intellectual Ivan? Surely not the chaste novice monk Alyosha? The search reveals the divisions which rack the brothers, yet paradoxically unite them.
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We loved immersing ourselves in the 19th-century Russian setting of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic tale of a vicious, debauched patriarch and his four very different sons. Filled with intrigue, romance, conflicts over money and religion, and even tense courtroom drama, The Brothers Karamazov is the kind of novel that invites you to take your time. Dostoyevsky’s archetypal characters let him explore timeless concepts including faith, conscience, guilt, kindness and love—but they’re also compellingly drawn, frequently amusing human beings. We were riveted by the author’s acute observations of interactions between people, which still ring absolutely true today.
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A classic and a must read
It is daunting to open the book up for the first time - the page count jumps at you, but the storytelling is so masterful that you are lost in the world of the 3 protagonists.
I have an intense, unironic love for this novel that rivals the famous Karamazov passion. The characters are compelling, Dostoevsky is the best, and the questions you find yourself asking whilst reading this are helpful in defining the human experience. Everyone should read this!!