It took me a solid month to get through it. And it’s not light reading–this is a dense work of philosophy disguised as a simple murder mystery. But it’s well worth the effort. I guess Dostoyevsky didn’t know how the book would evolve when he started writing. As a consequence, the book really isn’t about the plot at all, but about how these brothers evolve and deal with their struggles based on their differing world views. May be that is why the characters feel so human. The book hops around and attention must be paid because I found myself flipping back a few pages to reestablish the thread of the story.
Review: The Karamazov Brothers by Fyodor Dostoyevsky