Reviews by Juliod

The Idiot

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I didn't like this at all. A Russian acquaintance suggested this as the greatest Russian novel. Large chunks are unreadable, pages and pages of low-quality metaphysics. The plot is not so attractive. The characters remain ciphers throughout. Themes are introduced but then suddenly dropped without resolution. The ending is rushed. I think Dostoyevsky got bored with it himself.

Reviewed on 2009.11.19

Dead Souls

by Nikolai Gogol

Pretty good. Apparently written in two parts. The first is good, the second less so. Gogol apparently has difficulty coming up with a good ending. Readable.

Reviewed on 2009.11.19

A Book of Prefaces

by H.L. Mencken

Good. Mencken is great. A very modern cynic. I wish he were alive today. Not every essay is good, but the good ones are very good.

Reviewed on 2009.11.19

The American Credo

by H.L. Mencken

An amusing and cynical attack on the american people. If you like self-mockery and social criticism, you'll like this. Not everything he writes is quite right, perhaps, but this is readable and enjoyable.

Reviewed on 2009.11.19

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