Well, I completed this book yesterday and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed reading this literary masterpiece.
I cannot believe how quickly the reading came to an end. Surely the sign of something I enjoyed.
The only part that aggravated me was the trial of Dimitry, or Mitya as he is also called. It would seem that the emergence of the new psychological sciences were creating quite a stir during this time and the impression I got was that FyodorDostoyevsky was "showing off" a bit to his readers in showing his understanding of psychology. I did not enjoy the long winded speeches of the prosecution nor the defense. Especially the defence, when he would hit upon some concrete evidence to exonerate Mitya, would pass this up to expound on themes that made Dimitry a victim of his circumstances and therefore to be forgiven on this basis.
If someone reading this blog has some insight into this that I am not seeing, please let me know.
I will not say anymore about the story in case someone reading this has not read the book. But again, apart from my above stated quibble, what a wonderful read.