Hey /lit/, I just marathoned the first page of pic related and I'm extremely unimpressed so far. It's like I'm reading a history book or something. Did I fall for the meme or does it get better?
To be honest you pretty much get a feel for the whole novel from the first page, and you don't really learn anything particularly useful about the storyline or themes from that point onwards. So I think it's pretty fair to say that you've read this book and exposed for the garbage it is.
t. expert in Russian literature
i wouldn't call it garbage. i think the elder is portrayed as a saint in a very romantic way. the other characters have a depth them, and are described in a way that you it either feels like you knew for a long time, or that you get an isight into how certain people tick.
i fink is good, not god tier
If you don't fall for Dostoyevsky, you are too stupid to understand Dostoyevski. But if you are too stupid to understand Dostoyevsky and you deny his geniust too, then you have to kill yourself.
I thought this was literature's greatest book.
Why is everything from Dostoievski a meme?
Is he a meme author?
I thought he was better than Tolstoi in /lit/'s scale. I even bought Karamazov, Crime & Punishment, the Idiot and Letters because of all the memes.
Isn't he best literature? I spent a 1/6 of a paycheck on him.
>Dostoevsky better than the greatest novelist of the 19th century
Dostoevsky is an older equivalent of those /pol/ comics when you make up a story with retarded characters to discredit an idea you don't like, mainly because you can't do it in a concise coherent way
It's overrated. It's too long for its own good. The book is so intriguing at times and then can be unnecessarily dull for a couple chapters at a time. I forced myself to read through those parts and definitely thought a complete read through was worth it. It is an epic book. Yes, I said epic.
Chances are though... taking this post literally, if you could barely stand the first page, don't read on.
it's the greatest book ever written in my opinion.
I read this in 6 fucking days! yes 6 days, i couldn't lay it down, it's fucking awesome, especially the last third of it, and the court scene part.
no words can describe it. it has everything!