Crime and Punishment

A Russian Realistic Novel

Ranked #1 in Russian, Ranked #2 in Redemptionsee more rankings.

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Esther Perel You can reread the Russians. They are timeless. (Source)

Irvine Welsh It is not a crime book in the way that we understand crime fiction today. Instead it is like an existential psychological thriller. (Source)

Ben Domenech @SohrabAhmari @li88yinc @jgcrum @BlueBoxDave @InezFeltscher @JarrettStepman Maybe the best book ever written. (Source)

Ovidiu Drugan Any crime comes with inner suffering so better not do it. (Source)

John Timoney The second time I read it was at a monthly police officers’ reading club where we’d get together and discuss a book over beer and pizza, and that time it struck me as funny and somewhat naive that a cold-blooded killer’s pangs of conscience lead him to confess. (Source)

Robert Service I think Dostoevsky understood psychological and social contradictions in life to a peak of intensity later writers have seldom been able to match. (Source)

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