Thursday, 21 July 2011

DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor, Crime & Punishment,

C1, 3000 headwords, Penguin

By Alicia Pliego, 1º Bachillerato EFL

Fyodor Dostoevsky tells the story of a young boy called Raskolnikoff, who lives in Saint Petesburg. The writer explains, in great detail, the situation of poverty that was lived in that period, using many adjectives to describe it. The perfection the author narrates the story with, makes you feel the same as the characters feel, especially Rodion Raskolnikoff, who at first thinks he could face all the problems that a crime entails. However, the crime he had committed, makes him have to face a hard punishment, harder than going to jail. The biggest problem is the guilt that Raskolnikoff feels inside. It is nice how, despite being such a hard book, full of pain, loneliness and bitterness, its ending is so sweet and romantic.

I would recommend this book to 16+.

This book has been recommended by another student (see March posts)

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