Started reading this... Don't understand a shit ton of the words used. Wut do
If a book is too challenging save it for later. Or if you're stubborn put the work in necessary to read it. I find the 2nd approach improves your reading ability more than putting it on the shelf indefinitely.
You can always read a book again so don't worry about not getting everything the first time.
Honestly just read other books with more easily grasped wording. I'd recommend academic books and or history. They can be a good build up and introduce you to good words.
If you want to get better at understanding complex sentences try Polayni's The Great Transformation
It's not an easy read by any stretch of the imagination. When I first "got into reading" I struggled with Lolita in terms of comprehension just because I was so new to reading. Seriously just consider working up to it or slug through it man. Also reading fantasy books to get better and better at just taking in information via reading is never a bad idea, and they're probably more enjoyable than half the shit these small-dicked pricks will tout to make their imagined non-absent parental figure not leave them.
What sorts of words are you struggling with, OP? Footnotes should help a lot with certain cultural words/ideas (e.g. troika), but beyond that I don't really remember having difficulty with TBK's vocabulary. I would also suggest using a Kindle/ereader so that you can look up the words you don't know with ease.
The problem OP is that it is really a boring book that all the losers on here fap to after reading it's spark notes in an attempt to sound intellectual to other anonymous people on a anime image board.
Read books that interest you instead.
revert to studying words. you have to learn how to learn words. go through lessons, learn how to contextually understand words and derive meaning from root words.
>mfw native russian speaker
>there are sentences in this book which have sexualized subtext but foreigners won't understand it because it looses the meaning by translating