Meandering Em's

Passion is books, photography, running and traveling. Also passionate about environmental issues.

Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky This is a classic Russian novel, long and involved. I had a hard time getting interested in the novel. Part 1 really dragged as the Raskolnikoff planned a murder. However, after the murder is committed, it really got intriguing. Other characters begin to emerge and the interplay between them got complicated and weird. It might be helpful to know a little bit about the predominant philosophies in the intellectual community of Russia during the 1800's. There are long discussions about these philosophies throughout the book that can be confusing and mysterious if you don't have some basic knowledge of them.

Currently reading

The Waiting Years
Fumiko Enchi
Progress: 94/208 pages
Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock
Derrick Z. Jackson, Stephen W. Kress
Progress: 33/376 pages