Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov

"I was incredibly unimpressed."

"Well, if you like VERBOSE, this is it! It was so l-o-n-g. Dotseoyevsky must be a great writer, just for the pure length of the story and the number of words he could add."

"It would be a good exercise for someone learning English to take parts of this book and summarize them down into less words. (If someone did that with the whole book it might be an enjoyable read.)"

"Absolutely could not enjoy this one ... It was just reams and reams of intricate characterization."

"Why?! Why would you do this to me, D.?"

"The characters were shallow and one dimensional that talked a lot without revealing anything about them or giving them an identity. For some reason everyone seems to have two names which meant I kept having to consult the internet to find out who was meant to be who."

"Tried...page 33...a killer of dull endless details that shags my mind...everything has meaning for this guy, and so overdose of Importance."

"What the heck is he talking about?"

"This book was the hardest book I've ever tried to read. There are several multi-page paragraphs, one paragraph is about 7 pages long!"

"I couldn't finish it. I barely put a dent in it. It makes your brain hurt way to much.

...I hate not being able to finish a book, but this was just.... to.... much like work."

"Thoroughout the book there is much discussion about God, psychology, etc. I must admit I skimmed much of this."

"Why did we need the many chapters that took place in the monastery - they had nothing to do with the central plot of the book?"

"There were so many names and nicknames in this book I got confused. It took me nine months to read this book LOL. Too much work to read!"

"what i learned from this book is that is was very very long and i don't want to say overrated...but overrated. it's supposed to be meaningful about something or another but what-ever."

1 comment:

  1. I freaking hated this book. I liked the idiot but this crap drove me bonkers.