#OctTBR2022 Day 23: “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

[What is #OctTBR2022? I explain it here.]

What It Is: A classic Russian novel about guilt and judgment from the author of The Brothers Karamazov.

Why I’m Reading It: You can tell by the cover that I’ve had it for a while. It’s been a resident on my TBR shelf for YEARS but I’ve never gotten up the gumption to dive in. I’ve read The Brothers Karamazov and The Idiot and enjoyed them both, but Dostoyevsky is no easy feat, so I’ve been a little intimidated about starting this one. No more. It’s time to party–and by “party,” I mean “be horrified by an insightful depiction of human depravity and the lengths man will go to avoid facing the just judgment for his sins.”

Have you read this one before? What’s the most challenging novel you’ve ever read? Let me know in the comments!