are you feeling depressed? unhappy with life? why would anyone want to read Dostoevsky out of her own volition???
i also just saw this is the second version of the drawing, the change in the eyes on the last panel definitely work better! (google reader does not forgive, it posts as soon as you post it!)
I'm not depressed, but I love Dostoevsky and I love tormenting myself with depressing 19th century Russian literature set in the wintertime. No, but I enjoy it. AND YES I totally screwed up with the editing and ended up using the first panel twice. I corrected it like, 2 minutes after i posted it, but GOOGLE READER DOES NOT FORGIVE. You're right. Double check FAIL.
sounds like you just jumped back in after a long break...common problem with the russians... does this help? http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/idiot/characters.htmli had always avoided dostoevsky because i thought he'd be too depressing a read, and was surprised to end up having so much fun with "crime and punishment". i thought it read like a sitcom. (same as most other russian literature really, with their regular roundabout of bizarre characters.) what language are you reading it in? svetlana geier's translations into german are splendid.
THAT is brilliant, and stupid that I didn't think of it earlier---SPARKNOTES! And yeah, the pages just fly by because it's so dramatic...I'm 100 pages (out of 600) in and the FIRST DAY still hasn't even ENDED! Lots of action, lots of drama. I'm reading it in English (and I think the translation is pretty good..in any case, it's well-written), but it definitely would be good practice for me to read it in German...ach!
a popular read in my student days was "oblomov" by ivan goncharov... on page 200 (of 670) is where he finally manages to get out of bed!
WHAAAT! That's great. Wonderfully wordy 19th century Russian literature....!
What about reading The Night Watch (and Day Watch and that third one) where a lot of characters have the same name? :D So confusing!!!
I've never read the Night Watch (just had to google that. d'oh)---is it good? Speaking of characters with the same name...100 Years of Solitude is also horrible to follow!!!
When I read Dostoyevsky I have to write down the names with a description, so I can remember who is who
Yeah, I thought about that too, but I realized that I am far too much of a sloth to actually do it.