About to start reading this. Any advice? I've heard it's a tough read. How long would it take on average to get through it?
you should be hooked by the family meeting at the monastery
>mfw literally every scene with Dmitri
> I've heard it's a tough read.
It's not.It can be a bore if you're not used to old school type of writing and Dosty does tend to ramble a lot but that's all.It's not hard to grasp stylistically or conceptually.
The first few chapters were kind of hard to read. Many characters are introduced and their relationships with other charctes. After you know all of them it becomes a much easier read and it gets more interesting.
This. After the meeting at the monastery, I was all in
Yeah same here, I had to Google it to make sure I got everything from it. Another bit that really annoyed me was Ivan and Miusov debating in the monastery about the church and the state, I like most of the debates with the characters but that one dragged on for far too long