Crime and Punishment
"Give me four roubles for it, I shall redeem it, it was my father's. I shall be getting some money soon."
"A rouble and a half, and interest in advance, if you like!"
"A rouble and a half!" cried the young man.
"Please yourself"--and the old woman handed him back the watch. The young man took it, and was so angry that he was on the point of going away; but checked himself at once, remembering that there was nowhere else he could go, and that he had had another object also in coming.
"Hand it over," he said roughly.
The old woman fumbled in her pocket for her keys, and disappeared behind the curtain into the other room. The young man, left standing alone in the middle of the room, listened inquisitively, thinking. He could hear her unlocking the chest of drawers.
"It must be the top drawer," he reflected. "So she carries the keys in a pocket on the right
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The plot is not so exciting. There is a lot of psychology and little action for me.
I just couldn't put this down before it was finished. Dostoevsky really makes you think about what Raskolnikov(Main character) is thinking and get inside his mind. One would just despise Raskolnikov when heard of what he had done and his reason, but when we are able to feel and interpret his thoughts through Dostoevsky we are able sympathize with it.
Right as I finished the book I jumped to Brother's Karamazov, which I am still reading.
Dostoyevsky got paid by the word.