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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite possibly the greatest ever., December 14, 2010
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I don't even know how or where to start a review on a work as monumental and transcendental as Fyodor Dostoyevsky's stunning masterpiece "The Brothers Karamazov", so I'm not going to pretend I can encapsulate in a review its all-encompassing magnitude, depth and complexities. To all fellow Amazon users out there: if you haven't read "The Brothers Karamazov", you should consider yourself lucky that you've yet to experience one of the most important literary works and one of the most intellectually, emotionally, philosophically and spiritually profound works of art ever created. Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, Franz Kafka...some of the most creative and deepest thinkers of the past couple of centuries all have agreed on the magnificence of this work and there's a reason for it:

"The Brothers Karamazov" will deeply challenge pretty much everything that is at the very core of your soul. It's impossible to come away from reading this novel and not have your understanding of the human condition and your very soul to be expanded and deepened. The most essential concerns of mankind and deepest questions of life are to be found in this book (God and its existence or non-existence, morality, free will, faith, religion and state, reason, madness, lust, responsibility and a myriad of other crucial themes) and Dostoyevsky's visionary and genius exploration of them will take the reader on a true journey of deep introspection. Kurt Vonnegut stated in one of his books that everything one needed to know about life is in "The Brothers Karamazov" and for my own experience I think he's right.

I cannot recommend "The Brothers Karamazov" enough. It's one of the most indispensable and essential works of art to be absorbed and experienced in life.
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