Review of 'The Brothers Karamazov'

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The story of Fyodor Karamazov and his three sons: Dimitry (Mitya), Ivan, and Alesky (Aloyosha) – the disintegration of their family and, by extrapolation, the society of the time in which the book was written. The story revolves around the jealousy that springs up between Dimitry and his father as they are attracted to the same woman – a woman that seems to care for neither. As the tragedy unfolds the pressures build that eventualy cause the murder of the father and then the subsequent accusation and trial of Dimitry. <p>This rather long tale goes into great detail of the lives of the various characters and the society in which they live. It is written eloquently and with great depth of feeling. Dostoyevsky certainly knows his material and the book left me feeling drained and not terribly optimistic of the human animal. An excellent, if not exactly light, read.</p>

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Genre: Classic

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