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Marmeladov was so fucking annoying in that little arc where he was sharing his story with raslolovikic drunk at the pub

Like holy fucking, he was talking for 5 pages with FIVE ALL OF TEXTS.

I skipped basically the entirety of it when i saw how crudely it was written in one big blocky format. Too much strain on my eyes

what did i miss?

>> No.12807693

reabing is hard

>> No.12807701

Go back and read that shit.

>> No.12807704

>author has 5 brick wall of texts in his book
>not even important, just a backstory of a character

>> No.12807711

I think that part of the book is one of the better. Marmeladov was there for atmosphere, to show how utterly sad some people can be. He has a beautiful wife, they have children together, he had a great job, and he wastes it all for drinking. Him explaining this and trying to get empathy from other drunkards while introducing Raskolnikov is testimony of Fyodor Dostoevskys genius

Also why tf are you complaining about 5 pages? Try reading Underground man where half the book is essentially BS

>> No.12807783

idk bro it felt forced. Seeing an entire page (let alone FIVE) willed with one character talking gives me anxienty.

You need tiny paragraphs breaks like at least

>> No.12807797

Dostoevsky doesn't usually have paragraph breaks in dialog if the speaker doesn't change. The Grand Inquisitor is the same. I guess that's how it was usually done back then. It can be hard on the eyes but usually these bits have some of the best things he has done so they're worth it.

>> No.12807805

oh i'm sorry i didn't realize you were a little bitch

>> No.12807811

I don’t want to spoil it too much but he returns later in a dramatic fashion

>> No.12807823

I'm going to write a novel that's one big blocky paragraph just to spite you. A novel like that probably already exists, actually

>> No.12807827

stick with young adult fiction

>> No.12807832

Not gonna spoil it but Dostoyevsky didn’t just throw him in the story for no reason, he’s actually pretty important to the story. I was in the same boat as you but seeing how it all tied together towards the end made it all worth it. What translation are you reading? The prose in the Katz one was really easy to follow, for me anyway.

>> No.12807982

Drunk talks are one of the better attributes of Dostoevsky imo. Just try to visualize a wasted guy, yelling and shrieking without taking a breath, jumping between sorrow and anger while narrating the story of his wretched life.

>> No.12807999

It'll make more sense when he croaks later

>> No.12808063

you missed something important. at least skim that shit and than read the rest of the fucking book

>> No.12808238

Thematically important dialogue. Go and read it like an adult or go back to Harry Potter

>> No.12808279

he mentions a lot of things about his family that will give you a good understanding of the different characters and roles they have. I agree that u should read it

>> No.12808294

Ghastly rigmarole

>> No.12808318

babby's first book

>> No.12808332

>too much strain on my eyes
wtf are you reading for then?

>skipped basically the entirety of it
so you proceed to make a thread to know if it was worth reading. fuck you're lazy and dumb

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I think this might be more your speed

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>> No.12808928

Ok I'll try notes from the underground then.

>> No.12810134

marmeladov was my favorite character

>> No.12810329

You better buckle the fuck up and soak it in, because the long conversations are part of what makes c&p great

>> No.12810341


I... I don't even know if you'll get anything out of finishing the book, anon. If you don't have the attention span, try shorter books?

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all books are walls of text wtf are you talking about?

>> No.12810472


get back in there and read it.

my god.

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oh lord.

>> No.12810710

>5 pages with FIVE ALL OF TEXTS
dosto haters everyone

>> No.12810772

him getting dragged by the hair is the funniest part of the book

>> No.12810832

Holy shit, OP, that is like the best thing about Dostoyevsky. A monologue that often often reveals a truth about human nature and gives incite into the character and is also foreshadowing.

God help you, if you ever get round to the Idiot. Ippolit's letter is around 2 chapters long.

>> No.12810868

>reading a book
>complaining about walls of text
/lit/ and the absolute state thereof.
Go back to reading Fortnight menus.

>> No.12811725


op is literally right what’s up everyones asses trying to out him down. we dont need 10 pages of un broken walls of texts telling us that marmafelov is a drunkard or that roddys sister is doing fine
i remember those two wall of texts myself. nothing difficult about them just annoying like OP said

OP for what its worth, that happens about 2-3 more times

>> No.12811750

You could have read those pages by the time you went and made this thread. Just saying.

>> No.12812251

you guys should not be reading dostoevsky.

I know filler when I see it, and there is ZERO filler in Crime and Punishment.

>> No.12812442

>five page monologues
I like how Lovecraft also did this in a story with no other dialogue.

>> No.12812514


>> No.12812530

>too many words that don't directly connect with the main plot
I know, it's annoying, right? That's why I only read the Wikipedia summary of books, read 10 books this way this month.

>> No.12812612

The only time I laughed was when Razumikhin ashed his cig on the floor. Gave me a nice hearty chuckle.

>> No.12812857

Based idiotic capsposter

>> No.12812956

What do I do when the book in question doesn't have a Wikipedia summary or even a Wikipedia page?

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