“Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Pevear and Volokhonsky’s Crime and Punishment is an accessible translation of the original criminal psychology novel, as well as an homage to Hamlet and a social commentary. It has a troubled hero, his kind friend, a hooker with a heart of gold, a savvy detective, a suitably creepy villain and so much more. Loved it; read this book!

About the translation: I read this for book group. Those of us who read the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation really enjoyed the book and found it relatively easy to read. The readers of the Norton and Signet editions found the book dense and difficult.

My reading list has of late been lacking in mirth. Time for a comedy or romance, methinks.

One Response to ““Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoevsky”

  1. carolyn Says:

    I read a bunch of the (relatively new(er)) Pevear/Volokhonsky translations one summer. They’re great. Such an improvement.