Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Brothers Karamazov

I finished “The Brothers Karamazov” a few nights ago. Ok, it’s long and deep and wide… I’m not a literary critic or anything but the book has more substance (spiritual, emotional, relational and psychological) than any book I have ever read. And to think that Fyodor Dostoevsky (the author, who’s considered to be one of the best writers in world literature) had the mental capacity to include all this in a novel is incredible. I don’t really know what to write about it at this point because it’s so vast but it just seems to me that when you’ve experienced something overly impressive (grand canyon, ocean, some amazing relational thing, etc…) you owe it to someone… I don’t know who exactly… but to someone to at least mention it.

2 comments:

jtc said...

um 800+ pages is a bit intimidating but I guess there is never truly a reward or a feeling of satisfaction without sacrifice and perseverance so I guess we will see ... hopefully in a couple years I can post a comment agreeing or disagreeing with your thoughts on the book ... never the less thanks for putting it out there and see you in '09

jonathan foster said...

one page a day and you'll be done by 09