The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I thinkย The Brothers Karamazovย is the best novel I’ve ever read, butย The Idiotย was a disappointment. Too much silly talk and too many silly people. Maybe you need to have lived in Russia at that time to appreciate the characters. And it would have helped if Nastasya Filippovna had been in it more. She disappears for most of the novel. ย (1/14/10)