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Crime and Punishment

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Incredible Book!!!

This summer I wanted to read a book that was a "smart people book." So I thought I would read Crime and Punishment, since I love crime stories so much. I really did not expect myself to love this book so much. It was so intense and thrilling. I read the last 130 pages i...
This summer I wanted to read a book that was a "smart people book." So I thought I would read Crime and Punishment, since I love crime stories so much. I really did not expect myself to love this book so much. It was so intense and thrilling. I read the last 130 pages in one sitting it got so intense. During the last pages, all of the subplots finally climaxed and I realized they were more than just subplots. The ending was great, I nearly cried when the book was over. This is one of the few books that when I finished, I wanted to start reading it all over again. I would recommend this book to anyone, it is not such a hard read at all.

posted by JessicaNicole0128 on August 2, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Quite Disappointing

Of course I didn't want to read the book from the start, but as I am in an Advanced course at school I must. I did not enjoy reading Crime and Punishment. It has some improper grammar in it (ie: 'Raskolnikov waked up') Which can cause people to twitch, such as myself. ...
Of course I didn't want to read the book from the start, but as I am in an Advanced course at school I must. I did not enjoy reading Crime and Punishment. It has some improper grammar in it (ie: 'Raskolnikov waked up') Which can cause people to twitch, such as myself. If you're into long books that are hard to follow this is PERFECT for you!

posted by Anonymous on September 1, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2006

    Complex but a good read.

    I really enjoyed this book, though there were times when I would find my mind wandering. Soon afterwards an intense part would grab my attention, so things balanced out. The way the author showed the complex human emotions that went along with the murder was amazing, and even when I wasn't reading the book, I found myself thinking about it. I am an advanced reader for my age(15), and most kids my age would think this book was exceedingly boring, but if you want a book that is going to make you think, this would be one of my suggestions.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2015

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    MAIN ROOM

    Here! Many multiple results!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Must-Read

    I think everyone should read this. It really makes you think about things in a different light. I read it a long time ago, but I plan to read it again. When I do, I will give a more thorough review while it's fresh in my mind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Everyone should read Crime and Punishment. It's lengthy & &q

    Everyone should read Crime and Punishment. It's lengthy & "intellectual" without being an incredibly difficult read, and one gets accustomed to the Russian names. It intensifies as it progresses, making it almost impossible to put down. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Zayn

    Sits down crying alone

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Dylan

    She knocks on the door.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Taylia

    Hey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Thought provoking

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Finally read it, not bad

    This is part of this year's Chautauqua reading list, specifically this translation, and all I can truely say is this is a wonderful translation of a really heavy book.

    I found out a few years back that a book like this, translated from Russian, often needs reminder notes to keep track of the plot. The introduction was VERY helpful as I had never read Dostoyesky before. I went back and re-read it afterwards and it really DOES give you info you need to understand the 5 Ws.

    Set in a turbulant changing Russia that really does not want to eject all its intelligenstia, this book reads like a soap opera script. It deals with the changing role of women, the shift in the role of the Church, education, acceptance of the poor, and the Russian penal system. In it's way it is also an historical romance and a book of ethics. I loved how it read until Part 6 when it got verbose and struggled with the polemics. I also loved that it ended with hope after such a dark forbidding story.

    I wouldn't make a steady diet of this kind of book, but its given me a lot to think about

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Version issues

    Finding the right version for you through the nook store is difficult. I once bought a Sigmund F book that had so much typos and undecipherable symbols that I could NOT read the book. I doubt we get refunded after we have clicked buy. For the crime and punishment, I was hoping for the macduff translation but they did not have it. I am going to just take a chance on the pevear version for the sample seemed pretty good. The other versions on here had samples that were full of typos like the Sig book I bought or had translations that did not capture the book itself.

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  • Posted November 29, 2012

    Crime and Punishment is a story about two murders. The book is v

    Crime and Punishment is a story about two murders. The book is very entertaining and keeps you on the edge of your seat. It doesn’t really focus on the murder investigation so much as it how the murderer thinks, that’s part of what makes it so unique. All the characters are explained in depth very well so that there is no confusion. The book may be long but is well worth your time. The author showing the murderer’s thoughts are what kept me intrigued and kept me reading the book. Also, showing the book through the through the eyes of those that are guilty of the crime is just part of what makes it so good. Sometimes, it’s good to see it from a different point of view, When you read a book where they just solve clues and piece it all together, it gets kind of redundant. When you get to see why and how they did it, it makes it a lot more interesting.
    I do wish that more murders accrued all throughout the book just because I found it a little boring in the middle, but when you get towards the end it gets good again. The book is pretty easy to understand what’s going on.
    One thing that I wish had been mentioned in the book is why there was so much poverty and crime that took place in that time frame. I later looked that all up, but I wish it had been mentioned just so it was a little clearer.
    Overall, the book is a great read that makes you not want to do anything but read it. It’s also great if you would like to read a book about the murderer, not the murdered. I’m sure that anyone that loves a good crime book filled with suspense and wonder and that makes you get really curious will love this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    Spongeybb

    Crime, punishment, punishment, and crime, IN THE HALL!

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    *****

    The book, of course, is a classic and deserves its' reputation. What makes this edition so terrific is the addition of the scholarly critiques and commentary that are included. The opportunity to refer to explanations of note references immediately also added immensely to my enjoyment of the reading experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Classic!

    I have read this twice and could read it again. While it can be dark, it is a great study into the psyche of a disturbed, compassionate, however guilty man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Rashka

    Dostoevskiy repa putin svekla stalin medvedi!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    This is a great Russian classic. They don't get better than this

    This is a great Russian classic. They don't get better than this masterpiece.

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  • Posted March 1, 2012

    Wonderful Book

    In this novel, Dostoevsky takes us into the mind of the criminal for a deep psychological sketch of the person's motivations, feelings, and impulses. The in depth look at the psychology of the criminal mind is enough of a reason to read this book! However, Dostoevsky does not allow us to only see this side of human nature. He is constantly presenting us with examples of people that are willing to scarifice themselves in order to make others happy. The most powerful feature of the book is the renewal of human nature by the power of love!

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Not Recommended it's only in French

    I called the B/N office in NY and they said they would look into it

    so far no response

    I was refunded the money it was very inexpensive however the refund/Credit process is extreamly complicated

    I do hope I will receive it one day

    Happychappy37

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2011

    Not Recommended!

    I read a couple of Tolstoys books and had hoped this too would be along those lines but I do believe this it the worst book I ever read. I was so relieved when I finished it. I never want to see it again. The murder is at the beginning of the book and you're drug from one misfortune to the next before it ever ends. Guess that's what I get for wanting to read the classics. How on earth could this be a classic I'd like to know?

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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