The Idiot

The IdiotIt feels as if Dostoyevsky had no idea what he wanted to do when he wrote this. It’s a compilation of digressions and amazing insights that don’t factor to the overarching plot, which itself in turn keeps going in circles all the time.

It’s still full of wisdom and Russian culture, so definitely check it out if you are interested in that, just don’t expect a Crime and Punishment level of work.

Positive: Negative:
Profound setting of 19th century Russia Full of digressions that have nothing to do with the actual plot
Profound, interesting, likable characters Story keeps going in circles until it fizzles out near the end
Full of wisdom Plot is just there as an excuse to tell you about all the ideas
Thought-provoking on politics, society and human nature
Enlightening on Russian culture
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