Wednesday, June 14, 2006

attempt #2 on classics

a couple years ago i made an attempt at reading a tale of two cities. i managed to trudge through the book, but did not enjoy the trip. while the story itself was good, it was too wordy, too descriptive, and way too slow. i swore off the classics and decided to never try again (by classics i mean anything pre-20th century).

well. i'm ready to try again. several friends have recommended fyodor dostoevsky's the brothers karamazov ( i also found out that it was one of wittgenstein's favorite novels). wish me luck.


  1. I just started reading this too. It was someone telling me about Jesus' confrontation with the Dogmatist that got me interested. I had no idea that it was a favorite of Witt.

  2. That's funny, I have a hard time swallowing anything post-20th century.

    I'm reading Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment right now. I think you'd like that one too.


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