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Demons
Demons | Fyodor Dostoevsky
Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horried Russians in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a "novel-pamphlet" in which he would say everything about the plague of materialist ideology that he saw infecting his native land. What emerged was a prophetic and ferociously funny masterpiece of ideology and murder in pre-revolutionary Russia. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Jamesmelvinmitchell
The Possessed | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Well instead of a fictional horror this year I thought I would read this by Dostoyevsky who I think is one of the best authors ever. It is based on a true event and for me makes it more enjoyable.

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Taylor
Demons | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Ha, I can‘t believe I actually finished this book. It‘s been so long that I‘ve been reading it....

So now that I‘m done: it‘s my favorite Dostoevsky novel.

Really, a remarkable book!

I think it‘s because the novel is challenging, but also entertaining, so the perfect mix of the two. There‘s this edge to it that keeps me having to pay close attention, which I really like because it makes the payoff so satisfying.

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Taylor
Demons | Fyodor Dostoevsky

Halfway through this, and I had to take to Litsy to exult. I don‘t know how this novel isn‘t one of Dostoevsky‘s more popular ones, but it definitely deserves more recognition.

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SouthBeachStrangler
Demons | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Pickpick

Well worth the read. Conspiracy, betrayal, murders; tragedy ensues on multiple fronts.

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Zarathustra
The Possessed | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Dostoyevsky's, The Possessed, is about as droll as one could expect from Dostoyevsky; however, if you have a love of Russian history and philosophical narratives, then this is a great novel. Although it is obviously dated and far removed from what we relate to as far as political satire, it still plucks many a chord when speaking of the opposing ideologies of the time. A must read for whomever likes a challenge with classical literature.

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HedgeWhitney
Demons | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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My sister-in-law gave me this one for Christmas last year. This cover is really hard to find. It is one of the most meaningful gifts I have ever received. Love you @khedge ❤️ #LitsyAtoZ

khedge 2y
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JenP
The Devils | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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I‘m not superstitious or anything but someone else follow me please 😂😂

Tamra 😵 2y
vivastory 😈😈😂 2y
JenP @vivastory hahaha 2y
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MinDea I tried to help but I am already following you !! 😆😆😆😂 2y
JenP @MinDea 😂 It‘s the thought that counts 😁 2y
nightwitch Done! 😂 2y
JenP @nightwitch 😂thanks! I followed you back ! 2y
nightwitch @JenP yay, good karma! 😁😉 2y
tournevis 😘 2y
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batsy
Demons | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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I mean it as the highest compliment when I say that no one does #peoplearestrange like Dostoevsky 🙌

#Rocktober @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen

Cathythoughts Brilliant 👍👍👍 2y
Cinfhen I'm gonna take your word for it because I have no intention of reading Dostoevsky 😜 2y
Billypar It's weird, I've enjoyed everything I've read from Dostoevsky, yet The Idiot has sat unread on my shelf for years. I think this happens with me and classics sometimes- even if I know I'll enjoy them, a newer, more tempting book always seems to win out. 2y
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batsy Awww @Cinfhen noooo 2y
batsy @Billypar I can relate to that! Partly distracted by newer, shinier books but I also have this weird thing about "saving" a book I think I'm going to like?! Then years have passed and I haven't gotten around to reading the books I wanted to read. It's weird. #peoplearestrange 2y
Suet624 I "save" books too. It bugs me that I do that. ? 2y
Cinfhen Trust me, I know my limits !!!! 😘 2y
batsy @Suet624 At least we have some good reading ahead of us 😁 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I only have his Crime & Punishment and The Double to read. You know..saving them 2y
Moray_Reads Great cover 2y
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RealBooks4ever
Demons | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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Apparently this is an exploration of materialism as demonology. I'm with you, Fyodor! #exorciseyourdemons #hallowreads

Natasha.C.Barnes Cool! I haven't read that one. 2y
RealBooks4ever @Natasha.C.Barnes I'm looking forward to reading it! 2y
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KilgoreTrout
The Devils | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Oh man! I need to add something to my Goodreads TBR stat!!

rubyslippersreads 😈😈😂 3y
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SaraBeagle
The Possessed | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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So B&N classics were on sale...... bought a few I was missing. And some others 😬

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Loretta
Demons | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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#Riotgrams Day 3: #OneWordTitle

As you might be able to tell, I just looked through my TBR shelf (which is in alphabetical order by author's last name) and pulled out one-word titles. I figured I had enough by the time I got to H.

I'll get to these... someday.

monkeygirlsmama Those look heavy. Not in actual weight necessarily, but that too, but in depth. 🙌🏻 (edited) 3y
Loretta @monkeygirlsmama Haha, yeah, funny how all the one-word titles mostly turned out to be incredibly long. 3y
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broomperson
Demons | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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Everyone loves Dostoevsky but I just can't. It didn't help that I got halfway through the book not understanding the naming conventions and thinking that 2 people were like 5 different characters. I'm ok with Tolstoy or bulgakov but this guy's just not for me I guess. #dnf #readjanuary

beccaeve I haven't attempted Dostoevsky... (but I like the image you chose 😍) 3y
mom2bugnbee My 14yo fangirl daughter approves of this picture to accompany your title. 😉 3y
Texreader Perfect image for your post!!! 3y
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saresmoore
Demons | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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I received my copy of Demons from @BetterWorldBooks today and found a Borders receipt from almost exactly 20 years ago stashed inside. They also purchased NPR interviews, Linus & Lucy—with sampler, and Best Top 50 CD—White Christmas! 🤓

It looks like they never even read the book!

MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻!!!! 👌🏻 3y
SharonGoforth I love finding ephemera in books😊 3y
vivastory @SharonGoforth Same here. Another advantage of print Vs digital 3y
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Ericmanciniwriter I love this 3y
saresmoore @SharonGoforth A+ word usage! @vivastory That's a great point. I'm particular about which books I read digitally. 3y
Zelma Memories! That was my absolutely favorite Borders. 3y
saresmoore @MrBook @Eamann I've already invented a back story for the original purchaser. 3y
8little_paws Wow that's wild. I remember that borders. 3y
saresmoore @Zelma So cool! I miss Borders. @8little_paws (edited) 3y
MrBook 😎👌🏻🙌🏻 3y
MrBook I sense a manuscript afoot. 3y
saresmoore @MrBook Isn't there always? This is @Litsy , after all! 📚📝🤓 3y
SharonGoforth @vivastory 👍😊 @saresmoore Thanks 😊 3y
Suzze That's funny. I've found old receipts of mine in books, but never anyone else's. 3y
saresmoore @Suzze It reinforces my theory that we humans are all connected by golden strands that transcend time & space. It also reinforces my theory that this book was a super nerdy choice! 3y
ApoptyGina69 I have this exact edition, also from Borders. I have not read it either! Soon. 3y
saresmoore @ApoptyGina69 Too fun! Maybe 2017 is the year to read it! 3y
LeahBergen I love finding things in books 👍🏼 3y
LauraBeth Oh this is neat 😀 3y
saresmoore @LeahBergen @LauraBeth It's a nice bonus to have a clue of a used book's life to date. It makes my nerd heart happy, indeed! 3y
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MeaMck
Demons | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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Sundays are my favourite days. Strong coffee, good books, and a whole day wide open.

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chlobee
Demons | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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Shameless pre-holiday book buying 🎄😍📚

Onioons Love the covers! 3y
chlobee @Onioons me too, that's what did me in! 😂 3y
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booksaremyescape
I demoni | Fdor Michajlovi? Dostoevskij
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L'uomo è infelice perché non sa di essere felice. Soltanto per questo. Questo è tutto, tutto! Chi lo comprende sarà subito felice, immediatamente, nello stesso istante.
I demoni -FD-

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katedensen
Demons | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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In college, I took a course called "Tolstoy vs Dostoevsky" aka the Russian Lit Smackdown Hour. These books were the syllabus. #booksintranslation #SomethingForSept #SeptPhotoChallenge

LeahBergen That sounds like an amazing class! 3y
katedensen @LeahBergen It was--super super intense, but amazing. 3y
RanaElizabeth That's a page-heavy syllabus! 3y
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katedensen @RanaElizabeth That it was. I think my glasses prescription doubled that semester. 3y
Yournewfriendsams That's an intense semester! 3y
LauraBeth Who won ? 3y
katedensen @Yournewfriendsams It really was. @LauraBeth The students, obviously. 😊 3y
HedgeWhitney This class sounds amazing! 3y
katedensen @HedgeWhitney It really was! 3y
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katiedid
The Devils | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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