Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Dostoewsky, Fyodor „The Gambler“

Dostoevsky, Fyodor „The Gambler“ (Igrok - Игрок) - 1866

Apparently, Dostoevsky wrote this book simultaneously with „Crime and Punishment” as he was suffering from gambling compulsion.

After reading “The Adolescent” with my book club, I definitely had to read another Dostoevsky. This won't be my last. I enjoyed his story, the characters, the description of the characters, everything. A lively story, yet a lot of musings, as well. I like the style of the Russian authors. If you do, too, and haven't tried Dostoevsky, you should definitely give him a chance.

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