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{Read Kindle} õ Crime and Punishment ⚠ Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption Oh, Fyodor.Who else could keep me up and awake night after night, even though I promise myself every morning to go to bed at a decent hour Who else can create such authentic human emotions that I feel I m experiencing all of them myself Who else would make me subject my kids to dinners of grilled cheese sandwiches, scrambled eggs, or frozen waffles just to spendtime with you There is no one else Only you. There was a time in my life when I couldn t get enough of reading Dostoevsky Maybe because his books made me think so deeply about being human and how we choose to live our lives I began with Crime and Punishment, probably the work he is best known for What I remember is being fascinated by Dostoevsky s brilliant understanding of human nature I remember thinking what a deep study this book was an incredible examination of a man who commits murder and how he is punished for it I remember There was a time in my life when I couldn t get enough of reading Dostoevsky Maybe because his books made me think so deeply about being human and how we choose to live our lives I began with Crime and Punishment, probably the work he is best known for What I remember is being fascinated by Dostoevsky s brilliant understanding of human nature I remember thinking what a deep study this book was an incredible examination of a man who commits murder and how he is punished for it I remember thinking that here was a master storyteller Not only able to create complex characters, but able to take the reader deeply inside a character s mind Best of all, I remember that I would stop reading periodically and think not a mindless read, but an absorbing one To go wrong in one s own way is better then to go right in someone else s I have been giving a lot of thought to this novel lately Despite the three years that have gone by since reading Crime and Punishment three years in which I ve read some outstanding literature, joined Goodreads and written just over 100 reviews of the books I ve journeyed through Dostoevsky s novel still resides on it s throne as my personal favorite novel No other web of words, brushstrokes or music melody has ever s To go wrong in one s own way is better then to go right in someone else s I have been giving a lot of thought to this novel lately Despite the three years that have gone by since reading Crime and Punishment three years in which I ve read some outstanding literature, joined Goodreads and written just over 100 reviews of the books I ve journeyed through Dostoevsky s novel still resides on it s throne as my personal favorite novel No other web of words, brushstrokes or music melody has ever struck me so deeply and consumed me so completely as this book did The author s collection of works as a whole has left such a mark on my soul that I felt it necessary to permanently affix his likeness on my arm Over a century has passed since its initial publication, yet Dostoevsky s message is still as poignant today as it was when it was first inked onto paper Crime and Punishment features an immensely engaging blend of intrigue philosophy political, social, moral and religious commentary, that all thread together to create a masterpiece of literature that captures the deep, raw core of the human condition when it is at it s most gruesome and vulnerable The exquisite literary genius of the novel evoked a strong emotional resonance in me and the timing of my reading was just right to forever wed me to my love of books.Initially envisioned as two separate novels, one following the inner turmoil of a murderer and the other chronicling the melancholic destruction of a family due to a flighty, alcoholic patriarch, Dostoevsky deftly weaves together a multitude of unforgettable characters as they interplay through their tangle of plotlines There are some incredible scenes that will forever haunt and delight me in my memory, such as the narrow escape from the scene of the crime which had me holding my breath in anxious anticipation, the darkly comical disaster of the funeral feast, or the emotionally charged and grim meeting between Dunya and the vile Svidriga lov Each character is carefully balanced with their foil, each character is written with their own unique style of speech and language, and the novel seems to tie every thread together with such perfection and care as it churns forward, raining destruction on the lives of it s characters to bring them toward their own personal redemption or demise This was a book that I was unable to put down as the words flowed from their pages to deep within my heart Dostoevsky brilliantly straps the reader to the emotional states of his characters and is able to create seamless transitions between scenes or from the minds of one character to the next by riding the wings of an emotion Most often this emotion is guilt, and the murder scene and it s feverish follow up is so expertly crafted that the reader feels they must share in Raskolnikov s guilty burden During the course of reading this book, I was overwhelmed by a crushing sense of guilt that was disconnected to any of my own actions Yet, had police officers confronted me at any given moment, I would have held out my hands in surrender since I was so burdened by the guilty residue of the novel What further linked me to the book was Raskolnikov s illness following his crime Maybe it wasn t the novel taking root in my soul, perhaps it was due to the cold fall weather that was creeping in at the time, or perhaps it was due to my lack of sleep and early rising to embark on 10 12hr shifts in an unheated factory where I would work away amidst a cloud of aluminum dust, but I felt feverish and ill alongside Raskolnikov and his fever dreams I don t think I felt well again until after finishing the book.I believe I read Crime and Punishment at the ideal moment in my life I had spent the summer going through several of Dostoevsky s other novels and falling madly in love with his writing Then my whole life was uprooted At the time I began CP, I had moved across the state away from all my friends, family, and everything I knew and recognized, to live in Holland with my brand new baby daughter and work in a factory that could easily serve for a modern day sequel to Sinclair s The Jungle Looking back, I think I can see why I so easily soaked up Raskolnikov s feelings Dostoevsky shows how we are a product of our choices, and it is how we deal with our consequences that makes us who we are I was placed in the new situation because of choices I had made, like choosing to skip class to smoke and read by the river, and Raskolnikov was faced with the guilt of his own actions It was the most dramatic shift in my life and I am not a person who enjoys change, yet here I was without a familiar face and nobody to talk to Crime and Punishment was there in my hand every morning and night as I walked between my home and car, like a friend holding my hand to comfort and encourage me in my exhaustion It rode shotgun on my hour commutes like a faithful companion, and was the friendly face in which I could take refuge in on my breaks When stripped of all I knew, there was literature to keep me sane and give me something to hold on to as my world spiraled out of control around me my daughter was also a tether of sanity for me, but fatherhood was still new and intimidating at the time Dostoevsky and his beautiful words became my friend and my passion, and in my solitude because, let s face it, I was very much an oddball in that factory and it took awhile to find my place there I plunged myself deep into books, something I am very thankful for and feel that all the strangeness and loneliness of the existence is washed away by the glow I feel from grappling with my favorite authors Then I discovered Goodreads and you all became incredibly dear to me I don t think I would have survived my time in that dark pit without you all, so, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.I apologize that this isn t really much of a review, I m very excited for this review, as it was seeing this GR friend one of which I hold in the highest regard and am always incredibly impressed by reading Crime and Punishment that brought back a flood of memories of my times with the book as if I were Proust with his madeleines I highly recommend this novel, and firmly stand by my choice of it as my favorite Recently, I had to make a list for work of my top 5 favorite books, which was difficult to do, damn near impossible, but I realized how simple it was to put a book down in the 1 slot I have read some incredible books since, Hunger my love of which stems from the similarities to Dostoevsky I noticed in the book , Gravity s Rainbow, or To the Lighthouse to name a few, yet nothing has ever left as deep of an impact on me as a reader and as a human being as this book This is a fantastic book about the human spirit, about our deepest, darkest impulses, and shows that our own inner consciousness can dish out a far greater punishment than any legal system can Now I need to sleep and sober up.5 5 It has now been eight years since I ve read this novel and I remember it less as a book I once read but as a moment in my life I once lived When I read CP, admittedly at the right time for such an excursion of thought, it was like a companion that went along with me on a new adventure in what was a seemingly empty and lonely landscape, a friend that chatted with me throughout the day, a book that shared my emotional state with me for better or for worse I feel like I entered this book as much as it entered me and I m not entirely sure what I mean by that but I know that I mean it All I can say is that eight years later no book has ever meant as much to me as this book did and I feel itas a moment in the timeline of my life than a book upon my shelfI did not bow down to you, I bowed down to all the suffering of humanity. What can I add to 7000 reviews at the time I write I think this book is fascinating because of all the topic it covers Like the OJ trial, it is about many important interconnected things and those things remain important today, even though this book was originally published in 1865.Sure, it has a lot about crime and punishment But also insanity and temporary insanity, the latter a legal plea that could be entered in Russia of the mid 1800 s It s about guilt and conscience, long before Fre What can I add to 7000 reviews at the time I write I think this book is fascinating because of all the topic it covers Like the OJ trial, it is about many important interconnected things and those things remain important today, even though this book was originally published in 1865.Sure, it has a lot about crime and punishment But also insanity and temporary insanity, the latter a legal plea that could be entered in Russia of the mid 1800 s It s about guilt and conscience, long before Freud In fact, this book was written at a time when psychological theories were coming into vogue It s about false confessions It s about poverty and social class and people who rise above their class and people who fall from the class they were born into It s about the wild dreams and the follies of youth.There is also mention of many social theories that were in vogue at that time, so, for example, if you want to, you can click on Wikipedia to find out about Fourier s system and his phalansteres There is attempted rape, blackmail, child labor, child prostitution, child marriage and child molestation There is discussion of marrying for money There are ethnic tensions between Russians and the Germans of St Petersburg Should you give to charity or should you give to change the conditions that caused the poverty Like me, you may have thought that was a modern idea, but here it is, laid out in 1865 There s a lot about alcoholism Stir in a cat and mouse detective and a bit of Christian redemption No wonder this is a classic