I just finished Dostoevsky’s brilliant Brothers Karamazov. Maybe reading it while actually in Russia, having experienced Russia for a few weeks, weighted its influence, but as I listened, again and again I said to myself, I’ll reread this. I’ll read this book over and over, and it will affect me deeper every time.
ReliantK kept running through my head. Their song Forgiven is the perfect playlist for Brothers.
I could quote endlessly: the devil segment! “I did give away an onion.” Ivan’s famous poem. "If I forget thee, Jerusalem..." Lovely, lovely, lovely.
Tolstoy may have woven epic dramas for his characters in War and Peace, but here Dostoyevsky probes the heart.
And if Austen fans think Jane was any sort of pioneer with her fluttery mothers, they’ve never met Madame Hohlakov. That woman!