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The Brothers Karamazov
The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts and an Epilogue | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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currentlyreadinginCO
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In the end I enjoyed the premise and loved the trial scenes, but this book just meanders and so much of it contemplates religion and I just 🥱... but, overall, glad I read it & can cross this off my list of classics tbr 🎉

Ruthiella At the end of the day, it was a lot of work, but I also enjoyed it. And I also enjoyed making fun of it with the #HashtagBrigade . 😜 8h
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Aimeesue
Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Epilogue C3

When they began to fill in the grave, he suddenly began to point worriedly at the falling earth…and he suddenly fell quiet. At that point they reminded him that he must crumble the crust of bread, and he grew terribly agitated, whipped out the crust and began to break it in his fingers, throwing the morsels about the little grave: ‘Now come flying, little birds, now come flying, little sparrows!‘ he muttered, worriedly.

Aimeesue Apologies for the delay of the last act. The cast & crew all had to be tested for TB after spending all this time in 19th century Russia. 6d
Ruthiella Totally understand. The insurance underwriting is always a nightmare. I applaud the entire cast and crew for their dedication and monumental performance! 👏👏👏 I‘m throwing bouquet 💐 on the stage and yelling BRAVO as they take their bows. 6d
AlaMich Love the tombstones! 6d
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Bookwormjillk Bravo 👏 6d
dabbe You rock, #dioramadiva! 🤩🤩🤩 6d
Aimeesue @Ruthiella *THE CAST BOWS* 2d
Aimeesue @AlaMich You can do a lot with paper! 🪦 2d
Aimeesue @dabbe 💙🩵💙 2d
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Aimeesue
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Epilogue, C2

‘Well, so this is what I have decided, Alyosha, listen!‘ he began again, having suppressed his excitement. ‘Grusha and I will go there – and at once we shall till the land, work, with the wild bears, in solitude, somewhere as far away as possible. After all, there too there will be a place that is far away!"

#MatryoshkaBros

TheBookHippie 🙃😅🤷🏻‍♀️🎉 2w
Bookwormjillk 🐻🐻🐻 2w
Texreader Best yet?? 2w
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Ruthiella You finally got the bears! I understand, their agents are difficult to work with, they often have outrageous contract riders, etc. 😆 2w
dabbe Wild bears for the win! 🤩🤩🤩 2w
Aimeesue @TheBookHippie 💙🩵💙 2d
Aimeesue @Bookwormjillk 🧸 🧸 🧸 2d
Aimeesue @Texreader I really like this one, too. And now I know how to make a bear out of a pipe cleaner! 2d
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Oh, it‘s all "salmon, salmon, salmon" with them. And a hot tub??? Next time I‘m reaching out to Pooh. I don‘t care how much he costs, I‘ll save money only buying honey ? 2d
Aimeesue @dabbe 🎶 They were some hairy bears, they were some scary bears … 🎶 2d
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BarkingMadRead
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mcctrish 🌒perfect day for an ending 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 thank you for all of your hard work and motivation to finish this effin‘ chunkster 2w
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BarkingMadRead @mcctrish that was a long haul! I‘m so proud of us all! 2w
Bookwormjillk Thank you for getting us through this!! Hurrah for Karamazov! 2w
Librarybelle Yay!! 2w
TheBookHippie I‘m so proud of everyone!! We would not have made it through this mess with out you!!! OYTOTHEVEY 😵‍💫 2w
TheBookHippie Also I still feel cheated. 😅 2w
Ruthiella Yay! Thank you for being our fearless leader here! It was an ordeal! 😅 2w
dabbe I feel like the hero in a hero's quest journey who just descended into darkness, survived the ordeal, and came out on the other side to a brighter day--though with more white hair on my head. 🥳
#GandalfTheGreyToGandalfTheWhite
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dabbe Huzzahs to @BarkingMadRead for her beyond witty hashtags and @Aimeesue, our #dioramadiva. 🤩🤩🤩 Without you, we wouldn't have survived. 🥳🎉🥳 2w
BarkingMadRead @dabbe great LOTR reference 🤣 and yes!! @Aimeesue the dioramas were 🔥🔥🔥 2w
currentlyreadinginCO Thank you so much for hosting!! I feel like this book deserves that nonsense ending 😅😅, but I am glad that I read it!! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm glad we made it through. But I also felt like, for such a long book, the ending was a bit abrupt! 😂 2w
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Aimeesue
Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Epilogue, 1

On the fifth day after Mitya‘s trial, very early in the morning, Alyosha arrived at Katerina Ivanovna‘s house in order to come to a final arrangement concerning a certain important matter and, in addition, with an errand to discuss with her. She sat and talked with him in that same room where once she had received Grushenka; near by, in the next room, Ivan Fyodorovich lay in acute fever and unconscious.

#MatryoshkaBros

Ruthiella Katya‘s care for Ivan is touching, though it is kinda weird to date your ex-fiancé‘s brother… ? 2w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Right? Just a bit. 2w
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Aimeesue
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B12C14

Up aloft, in the gallery, in the very furthest corner there resounded a piercing woman‘s wail: it was Grushenka. She had earlier gone to someone with entreaties, and had been readmitted to the chamber before the onset of the judicial pleadings. Mitya was led away.

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Ruthiella Oh the scenery being chewed! 😱🤣 2w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Well, community theater. You just have to expect some of this, I guess. 2w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2w
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BarkingMadRead
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Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣 2w
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Graywacke I just love this picture. (Sorry, carry on with the brothers and their ideas) 2w
mcctrish I want to read the book that goes with this picture 2w
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish such a good short story and an amazing movie adaptation! 2w
CatLass007 @mcctrish It‘s in a book of short stories by Stephen King. The movie is The Shawshank Redemption. 2w
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish #itdoesnttakemuch but Stephen King is…. Well…. king 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
BarkingMadRead Oh and for those who may not know, the story is called Rita Hayworth and the book is called 2w
mcctrish True 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Ruthiella Apparently Fyodor planned for this to be a three book series. Would he have actually allowed Dmitry to escape? Considering that Dostoyevsky himself was sentenced to Siberia, I wonder… You know- write what you know… 2w
currentlyreadinginCO 😂😂 even though America sucks 2w
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BarkingMadRead
Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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BarkingMadRead
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ch 12.14: Dmitry speaks up #heswearshedidntdoit #thejurydeliberates #guilty #omgwemadeittotheepilogue #itsamiracle #staytuned #thebros #hashtagbrigade #pemberlittens

In my defense, I chose this pic before I realized the epilogue had three parts 🙄

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5feet.of.fury Lmaooooo 2w
Bookwormjillk Ha! Who makes an epilogue with 3 chapters?? 2w
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk sick demented weirdos , that‘s who 🙄 2w
TheBookHippie 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😅 2w
Ruthiella 🥳🥳🥳 2w
mcctrish FD is still writing this book in hell with Freud (edited) 2w
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 2w
dabbe “The epilogue had three parts“ because ... of course it did. FD= #mostlongwindedgasbaginliteraryhistory 2w
dabbe @mcctrish 😂😂😂 2w
mcctrish @dabbe I don‘t even know why he leads with these nonsensical statements about what is coming cuz we know BLAH BLAH BLAH 2w
dabbe @mcctrish And how many times did he say he was going to be succinct with his words and then BLAH BLAH BLAH again to infinity. 😂 2w
mcctrish @dabbe he has absolutely no chill when it comes to words 2w
currentlyreadinginCO @mcctrish laughing so hard at your first comment 2w
currentlyreadinginCO I think that I liked the last chapter best, everyone waiting around for the verdict unexpected by most. Although, weren't we told early on that Alyosha is the hero of this story 🤔, perhaps I misunderstood and he meant like .... the good one ... 2w
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Bookwormjillk
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Mehso-so

What even was that?

I got to the epilogue and decided to finish. I was surprised to see even the epilogue had three chapters 🤣

One star for the book and five stars for the company. #HashtagBrigade #TheBros

@BarkingMadRead if I had known you in high school I would have had better grades in English class. Honestly I don‘t know how you do it every day. @Aimeesue I really hope you publish a book of your hilarious scenes.

BarkingMadRead You did it!! That epilogue was Dostoevsky‘s final FU 🤣 2w
Bookwormjillk @BarkingMadRead yeah it was an FUx3 🤣 2w
Daisey I had the same reaction when I realized the epilogue had chapters. 2w
dabbe @BarkingMadRead Does that then mean that we get to say back to Dostoevsky to STFU? 😂 2w
BarkingMadRead @dabbe if only 🤣🤣🤣 2w
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Aimeesue
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B12C13

Here the orator was interrupted by clapping that was uncontainable and almost frenzied. Of course, not all the chamber applauded, but all the same a half of the chamber applauded. The fathers and mothers applauded. From above, where the ladies sat, came shrieks and cries. Handkerchiefs were waved. The chairman began with all his might to ring the bell.

#MatryoshkaBros

Ruthiella Look Ma! No hands! 🤣 2w
dabbe The handkerchiefs ... 🤩😂🤩 2w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Life is hard when you‘re a Little People! 2w
Aimeesue @dabbe I think the waving of handkerchiefs should be a thing again 😁 2w
dabbe @Aimeesue Huzzah! Huzzah! 🤩😂😘 2w
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BarkingMadRead
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Librarybelle
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Pickpick

I did it! While there were chapters that I did not understand the significance of, I overall liked this novel. I know, unpopular opinion! Dostoevsky examines good versus evil, religious ideology, love and hate, and family. There are the struggles to conform to a given mindset, to break away from familial ideals, to resist temptation. Dostoevsky longwindedly dissects religion - what is belief, what does it mean to follow the church, and, through ⬇️

Librarybelle ⬆️…the eyes of Aloysha, how to live a life with the church‘s teachings. There, of course, is the murder, so as the book progresses, there‘s also that underlying thought on justice. What is justice? During the trial, the long chapters from the lawyers provide a very in depth look at interpretations of justice. They‘re long, but also remarkable in the way the facts are twisted and manipulated for the spectators. I‘m glad I read this, as it‘s been ⬇️ 2w
Librarybelle ⬆️…on my tbr. Russian literature is intimidating, and anytime I read it, I have to be in the right mindset…it can get so dark and dense so very quickly. This was my first time reading Dostoevsky; I‘m not going to run out and read Crime and Punishment anytime soon, but I will some day! Thanks to #PemberLittens and our fearless #HashtagBrigade leader @BarkingMadRead for taking us through daily. While I liked this, the daily chapter reading was ⬇️ 2w
Librarybelle ⬆️…exactly what I needed to power through the book. Let‘s just say I read a good portion of War and Peace and lost momentum…I need to get back to it! Pro tip: this is probably not the best book to read upon waking up, but yet I did. #Zeke and #Xander gladly kept me company, as they are in this photo. #CatsOfLitsy 😁 2w
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Susanita Sleeping kitties! 🧡🩶 2w
Librarybelle @Susanita ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
batsy Nice review! This is one of my favourites, but it's incredibly dense 😅 C&P moves along at quite a fast pace at times, so definitely not as dense as this one (but still pretty dense, it is Dostoevsky after all 😂) 2w
Librarybelle Thanks, @batsy ! I‘ll get to C&P one of these days!!! 2w
BarkingMadRead I think it was way too long, and often ridiculous, but I didn‘t mind it. It just took for freaking ever 🤣 2w
Librarybelle @BarkingMadRead The Russians authors like to take their time telling a story! 😂 2w
Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 I also am quite fond of this book, now that it‘s over. 😆 2w
rubyslippersreads I prefer The Brothers Katamazov. 😹 2w
Deblovestoread Well done 🙌🏼 2w
Librarybelle @Ruthiella It will be so weird not to read a chapter tomorrow! It‘s been a part of my reading life for so long. 😂 2w
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 2w
Billypar Long road indeed! 👏 👏 👏 👏 I second @batsy 's contrast between TBK and C&P. I read both a really long time ago, but C&P was like a thriller at times, which couldn't be further from TBK. I also really liked Notes From Underground, which isn't much like either of the others, so I guess he liked to switch things up? 🤷🏻 2w
Librarybelle @Billypar Thanks for the info! I‘m unfamiliar with Notes from Underground, so I‘ll have to investigate that. Maybe I‘ll make it a point to read C&P next winter…it might be a good book to read during the dark evenings! 2w
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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TheBookHippie
Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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And so we all suffer 🤦🏻‍♀️😵‍💫🤷🏻‍♀️😂🤣😅 #thebros #hashtagbrigade

BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣 2w
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2w
Bookwormjillk Haha yeah we have. 2w
dabbe 😂😂😂 2w
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Aimeesue
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B12C12

"But above all, above all I am troubled, driven out of myself by the thought that of all the mass of facts that the prosecution has heaped on the defendant, there is not a single one that is in any way precise or irrefutable, and that the unhappy man is going to perish solely on account of the combined weight of those facts."

#MatryoshkaBros

Bookwormjillk 🤩🤩🤩 2w
Ruthiella Dimitry covered in evidence! 😂 Will it exonerate him? 2w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Or perhaps he‘ll be crushed to death like they used to do with the press.😳 2w
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BarkingMadRead
Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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KAO
Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I don‘t know if I have ever been more relieved to reach the last page of a novel! Truly, if it had not been for the dogged perseverance of @BarkingMadRead and others who offered hashtags that assured me I was not alone in this crazed wasteland of #blahblahblah, I would never—I repeat never—have finished this. Honestly, I enjoyed the last 300 pages more than the first 500–again, a sentence I hope never to write again. My expectations were high…

BarkingMadRead I think you are in good company with this 🤣 he should have just cut to the chase 🤣 3w
KAO …and high expectations are sometimes the first hurdle for me to enjoy a book. I feel like I just didn‘t get what makes this an extraordinary book that deserves its reputation, and as I read rave reviews on GoodReads or other sites, I think I also just don‘t have solid context (Russian history, culture, literary traditions) to appreciate it. My loss, I guess. In any case, I was determined to finish this, and I thank you all in the group! 3w
KAO Thanks too @Aimeesue for the remarkable portraits, chapter by chapter! 3w
Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 3w
dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 “Hurrah for Karamazov [and the ending of this monstrosity of a book!]!“ 3w
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TheAromaofBooks I'd be terrible on a jury. I already know the facts of who murdered who here, and I'm still swayed by whichever lawyer is talking 😂 3w
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mcctrish 🎶money money money, must be funny, in the rich man‘s world 🎶 3w
BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks seriously. I was the same way! 3w
Bookwormjillk He‘s good but he‘s going to stop talking soon right? I hope? 3w
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk do they ever? Ugh! 3w
TheBookHippie @TheAromaofBooks 🤣🤣🤣🤣 3w
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk 🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️🗣️ 3w
dabbe @TheBookHippie 😂😂😂 3w
currentlyreadinginCO I'm back and caught up after my own trial!! Go defense!! 😂 3w
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Aimeesue
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B12C11

By a computation of time it was proven that the defendant, having run out of the kitchen…was in the constant company of others, and so could not have divided the three thousand and hidden it somewhere in the town. It was this that that formed the grounds for the prosecutor‘s assumption that the money was hidden in some cleft or crevice in Mokroye. Why, might it not indeed be in the dungeons of the castle of Udolpho?

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TheBookHippie 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 3w
Bookwormjillk This chapter 🤦‍♀️ 3w
dabbe Is it me, or does it look like the judge has a gun pointed to his mouth? 😂 And the little-bitty glasses ... #dioramadivastrikesagain #perfectionpersonified 🤩🤩🤩 3w
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Aimeesue @TheBookHippie 💙🩵💙 3w
Aimeesue @Bookwormjillk Right? Can you imagine eagerly opening your new edition of The Russian Messenger and finding THIS installment? Oy. (edited) 3w
Aimeesue @dabbe He is so DONE with these blabbermouths! 3w
Ruthiella The 3,000 rubles! Everyone is so obsessed with this amount. 🙄 3w
Bookwormjillk @Aimeesue reminds me of the last episode of some tv shows. It was all a dream! 3w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella And they don‘t even have receipts, so how you gonna argue about that? 😋 3w
Aimeesue @Bookwormjillk 😴 😴 😴 3w
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Aimeesue
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B12C10

But psychology,though it is a deep thing, resembles a stick with two ends‘…But here is an example.The defendant, running away at night, climbs the fence and casts down by a blow from a brass pestle the lackey who has seized him by the leg. Thereupon he immediately leaps back into the garden and spends an entire five minutes troubling himself over the man whom he has cast down, to find out whether he has killed him or not.

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Ruthiella The lawyer lost me here. What stick doesn‘t have two ends? 😂 Surely the better analogy is a knife that cuts both ways or a double edged sword? (edited) 3w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Better analogy, but more murdery. Perhaps he was trying to avoid reminding the jury of death and violence in his comparison? A stick is a little more neutral? (edited) 3w
Bookwormjillk First aid kit 🤣 3w
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dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3w
dabbe @Ruthiella Both lawyers lost me EVERYWHERE! 🤩😂😃 3w
Aimeesue @Bookwormjillk I‘m sure he would‘ve had one on him 😂 3w
Aimeesue @dabbe 💙🩵💙 3w
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BarkingMadRead
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mcctrish Blah, blah, blah is all I hear 3w
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Bookwormjillk Short chapters for the win 3w
Ruthiella I think he did a good job of demolishing the prosecution‘s arguments. 👍 3w
dabbe De-do-do-do de-de-blah-blah-blah is all I want to say to many long-winded chapters (thanks for the assist, The Police). 😃 3w
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Aimeesue
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B12C9

Much frenzy, wild Karamazovian unrestraint and emotionality– & also something more, something that clamours in the heart; that something is conscience, its terrible gnawings! But the pistol is the only way out – I do not know whether Karamazov thought about “what will be there”, and is Karamazov capable of thinking, in Hamletian style, about what will be there? No,other lands have Hamlets, but ours has only Karamazovs!‘
#MatryoshkaBros

Ruthiella More grandstanding from the tiny top hatted lawyer! 😆 3w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Ph, he LIVES for it! 3w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3w
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mcctrish
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Panpan

Freud “The most magnificent novel ever written”
Me “There has NEVER been a novel more filled with blah, blah, blah than this! The least murdery murder mystery EVER written. Absolutely boring and painful to read!”
I finished it.
Thank god for the #hashtagbrigade @BarkingMadRead and #dioramaqueen @Aimeesue I finished a week early cuz I just can‘t anymore #peaceout

BarkingMadRead Well done! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3w
Aimeesue Bravo! You did it! 3w
Tamra Give us an honest opinion. 😉 3w
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Ruthiella Well done! You finished it! 👏👏👏 3w
AmyG Look at you! Finishing two big insufferable books. 🙌🏻👊🏻 3w
mcctrish @AmyG #lookatme 🤣🤣🤣 #bookmaryr I might have bought myself some books to celebrate 3w
mcctrish @Ruthiella I only want nice books now 3w
mcctrish @BarkingMadRead thank you for #hashtagbrigade -ing us! I couldn‘t have done it without you 3w
mcctrish @Tamra 🤣🤣 3w
dabbe @BarkingMadRead @Aimeesue ... we couldn't have gotten through this without you. 💚🩷💚 And I've never been so happy to say, @mcctrish, #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 3w
mcctrish @dabbe #fanofthepan my new favourite hashtag ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Aimeesue
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B12C8

‘but others, too, have testified to the same thing: the defendant himself, his brother and even the manservant Grigory, all those who might be expected to have known him most intimately. In addition to his being dispirited by the falling sickness, Smerdyakov was “cowardly as a hen”. “He fell at my feet and kissed them,” the defendant informed us, “he is a hen with the falling sickness”

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Ruthiella The judge looks particularly dismayed by this testimony. 😆 3w
Suet624 I‘ve neglected to tell you how much I love these posts. 3w
dabbe @Ruthiella He looks like he the same headache we do! 😂 3w
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dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3w
IndoorDame The #matryoshkabros are the only thing I‘m going to miss about this book when we make it to the end!!! 3w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Oy, the grandstanding! 3w
Aimeesue @Suet624 Aw, thanks! I‘m glad you‘ve enjoyed them! 3w
Aimeesue @dabbe He needs some extra strength Tylenol for sure. 3w
Aimeesue @IndoorDame Hahaha! I‘ll be glad to have this book behind me, that‘s for sure! 3w
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dabbe
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Having gotten through MIDDLEMARCH, ANNA KARENINA--even WAR AND PEACE, I was never so happy to reach 100% on my Kindle. As a former high school English teacher, the one thing I stressed to students over and over when writing was to SHOW and not TELL. Oh, does this novel have too much telling. It's brilliant in parts and overall a compelling story, yet, all that remains in my head is #blahblahblah. Couldn't have finished without the #hashtagbrigade.

TheBookHippie Seriously the blah blah blah 😵‍💫 3w
dabbe @TheBookHippie 🤩😃🤗 3w
Suet624 🤣🤣🤣 3w
dabbe @Suet624 🤩😂🤗 3w
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TheBookHippie
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#hashtagbrigade without you I‘d have NEVER FINISHED … so much WTF …. The Matryoshka dolls and visual skits I looked forward to… the reading NOTSOMUCH #OYTOTHEVEY this book was ridiculous and I LOVE RUSSIAN CLASSIC LITERATURE… but not this one … 🤯😵‍💫
Never have I cared so little for a plot 😂😂😂😂🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

Massive thx @BarkingMadRead WHEW

@Aimeesue ♥️♥️♥️♥️🪆🪆🪆🪆🪆

DieAReader 🤣❤️‍🔥🥳 3w
Bookwormjillk I‘m impressed by all of you that are finishing. One chapter a day is torture for me. 3w
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk I WILL NOT BRING THIS INTO APRIL 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 3w
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TheBookHippie @DieAReader seriously 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 3w
rubyslippersreads @Bookwormjillk Me too. I bailed months ago. 😆 3w
Daisey Congrats on finishing and I completely agree! I just didn‘t care but was determined to finish it. 3w
BarkingMadRead I‘m so proud of you 👏🏼 3w
Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 3w
dabbe I see a whole new meaning in GG's “I Will Survive.“ 🤩😃😘 3w
mcctrish 🏆 I love the “not bringing it into April” I have today to decide if this is my hill too 🤣🤣 (edited) 3w
TheBookHippie @mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣 3w
Aimeesue Getting through this one was truly a group effort! I‘m glad you enjoyed the #MatryoskaBros. I wouldn‘t have gotten through it without them 😂 3w
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5feet.of.fury
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Panpan

I get it, it‘s theatrical, the personalities of the bros because of Fyodor‘s influence on them, the reader & narrator are sharing a joke about how over the top it all is. But I didn‘t like it. I read for entertainment, I was not consistently entertained-I was consistently frustrated
I will let the public‘s view on the prosecutors speech sum up my feelings. “But that was all rubbish” “there were some vague spots” “got a bit carried away”

5feet.of.fury Me, on my way to rate what is heralded as the greatest novel of all time a 1⭐️: 🏃🏻‍♀️ 3w
dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 3w
Doppoetry Sometimes I wonder if something is lost in translation or if it's just heralded as a great classic because there is nothing better to compare it to. 🤔 3w
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TheAromaofBooks I skimmed a LOT of this chapter. Haven't we heard all of this already!? 3w
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AllDebooks Isn't this book over, already? Going round in circles 3w
BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks @AllDebooks it felt like a cruel joke 🤣🤣🤣 3w
mcctrish “Reaching this point in his speech, IK, who had plainly opted for a strictly historical method of exposition..” bottom tier Bloom‘s taxonomy- repetition of story - FD doesn‘t think anymore is still with him #idontknowwhyweare 🤣🤣 3w
Bookwormjillk I couldn‘t sleep at all last night until I pulled out #TheBros. This chapter > melatonin 3w
dabbe @Bookwormjillk I ended up taking a nap in the afternoon while doing the same thing! 🤩😂😘 3w
TheBookHippie I had to finish 😵‍💫🤣🤯😳🤷🏻‍♀️😅🤦🏻‍♀️I cannot deal with this one more day. Or bring it into April 😅🤣🤣🤣 3w
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Daisey
The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I finished this yesterday on my drive because I knew I‘d have a busy weekend with family and didn‘t want to drag it into April. I didn‘t enjoy it, and I probably wouldn‘t have finished it without the #HashtagBrigade. I had a hard time staying focused on many chapters and just didn‘t care what was happening or being discussed. Maybe I‘d get more from it at a different time, but I‘m probably not going to try again.

#TheBros #audiobook #1001books

Daisey @BarkingMadRead @Aimeesue Thank you both so much for staying on track and posting frequently, helping me stay motivated to keep going myself! 3w
BarkingMadRead Well done for pushing through! 3w
Ruthiella Definitely reading it here on Litsy helped! I liked it more than you but also enjoyed complaining about it! 😂 3w
BarbaraBB Kudos for finishing it! 3w
Aimeesue @Daisey Aww, I am so glad you enjoyed the ridiculous dioramas! I had a lot of fun with them. 3w
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Thanks to @BarkingMadRead for keeping us on track with this #chunkster. Interesting but I was like WTF am I reading. 😊🤣😂. Book 63/100 of the year.

#hashtagbrigade

perfectsinner On my wish list! 3w
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Ruthiella
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The chicken really wanted to be in the shot. 🐓

This novel tried my patience but ultimately was a rewarding read. Very Russian and histrionic at times; indulgent in the way of many European 19th century novels with its digressions. A story about four brothers and their awful father, but also a long winded treatise on morality and how to live righteously in an imperfect world.

#TheBros #HashtagBrigade #Pemberlittens

BarkingMadRead You did it!! 3w
Ruthiella @BarkingMadRead Three months later! 😅 Thanks for leading us through this morass. 👏👏👏 3w
BarkingMadRead You‘re so welcome! 3w
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Deblovestoread Well done! Even though I bailed I LOVED your daily diorama. 💜 3w
Ruthiella @Deblovestoread I am not the talented dramatist of the diorama, that is @Aimeesue of #MatryoshkaBros ! I just happen to also have a bunch of nesting dolls and a Fisher Price chicken. 🐓 🪆 😅 3w
Deblovestoread I know that…I obviously wasn‘t paying attention to who posted. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️. Still impressive that you finished. 🙌🏼 @Aimeesue 3w
Reggie Congrats on finishing! Also, is that the answer? Is that why the chicken crossed the road? Lol 3w
Ruthiella @Reggie That‘s right! The chicken crossed the road because she‘s a real prima donna and needs to be the center of attention! 😃 3w
batsy I love me some Dosty and love this book. Need to do a reread soon 😁 3w
Ruthiella @batsy I may never reread this one, it was exhausting! But Crime and Punishment maybe. 🤔 What would you recommend for my next Dosty title? 3w
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I couldn‘t stand the thought of more Dostoyevsky in April, so I rushed through the ending today. The past month has been a lot of skipping days and then skimming to catch up as I‘ve gotten increasingly impatient with The Bros and our long winded narrator. Still, this has been lingering on my TBR for 20 years and I‘m super grateful to @BarkingMadRead and the #hashtagbrigade for getting me to finally read it!

BarkingMadRead That‘s how I felt the last week. I just wanted to pound it out and put it away 🤣 3w
dabbe @IndoorDame You‘ve both inspired me. I‘m gonna pound out this sucker today! 🤩 3w
IndoorDame @dabbe woohoo! You got this! 💪👊🏻🙌 3w
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BarkingMadRead
Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Librarybelle I love how he just keeps going and going and going…if there was a word count need, I‘m fairly sure Dostoevsky hit it about 300 pages ago. 😂 3w
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BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle so.many.words. 3w
Bookwormjillk Blah blah blah 3w
TheBookHippie Charlie Brown teacher speech … wonk wonkwa wonk wonkwa 3w
dabbe The dude is definitely in love with his own voice and oratory skills. Yowza! 🙄 3w
mcctrish Again, a chapter just to retell the whole book pertaining to one character. WHY?! SO MUCH BLAH BLAH BLAH ( it‘s cuz no one else in the history of this book actually read all the fucking words like us - we are being punished) 3w
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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B12C7

And indeed, behind this letter there lies a programme and premeditation. It is known to us that two whole days before the execution of his terrible design, the defendant declared that if he did not obtain the money he would kill his father & take the money from under his pillow “if only Ivan has gone away”. Here it was all considered – and what do we see: the whole thing was subsequently executed as if out of a book!

#MayryoshkaBros

TheBookHippie 😱🤯😱 3w
Aimeesue @TheBookHippie I mean, where could he have POSSIBLY gotten the idea from? Looking at you, Fyodor! 3w
Ruthiella The psychology in this very long speech must be what Freud found so great? 🤔 BTW, I am no longer taking book recommendations from Sigmund. 😆 (edited) 3w
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dabbe #bravo #dioramadiva 🤩🤩🤩 3w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella This whole chapter was very Jack McCoy/ Law & Order. Might‘ve made a good episode. 😂 3w
mcctrish A complete ensemble moment 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 dun dun duh 3w
dabbe @Aimeesue No, you still have a book to publish. 🤩 3w
Texreader 😂😂😂 3w
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Holy heck, I finished it! 😳 could not have done this without the #hashtagbrigade behind me!!
📚POP… written by formerly incarcerated person
📚 #52bookclub2024 … character driven
📚 #readaway2024 #mounttbr 20

Deblovestoread Well done 👏 👏👏 3w
DieAReader 🥳Awesome!! 3w
Librarybelle Congratulations! I‘m still doing a chapter a day - it seems like that‘s as much as I can manage each day. 3w
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daena Thank you for leading us through it! 3w
BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle I have some all day events coming up and some travel, so I‘ve been doing two a day so I can still post daily for everyone! 3w
Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 3w
BarbaraBB Wow, how good! I still need to read it. One day….! 3w
Aimeesue So you‘re saying that it does indeed END eventually?? Whew. 3w
BarkingMadRead @Aimeesue yes! It does end. Eventually. 3w
Aimeesue @BarkingMadRead I was beginning to wonder! 3w
mcctrish @Aimeesue I can‘t believe it #forever 3w
dabbe @mcctrish @Aimeesue I'm ready for the book to end but not the dioramas! 🤩 3w
mcctrish @dabbe hopefully the next read is diorama worthy 🙏🏻 #thismotherneedstobedone 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess Thanks for hosting! I can‘t believe I am done too. 3w
Andrew65 Fantastic, well done 👏👏👏🎉 3w
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Thursday ch 12.7: the whole book summed up in 5 pages 🙄 #notlookinggoodforourboy #staytuned #thebros #hashtagbrigade #pemberlittens

Bookwormjillk Kind of want to hear what he has to say about S tomorrow though 3w
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Ruthiella I know! Thanks for the Cliff Notes, Fyodor! 😆 3w
mcctrish Is the whole point of this to remind us of all the hours of reading we won‘t get back ? Note to future readers, skip the whole fucking book except Book XII chapters 6&7 ( chapter 7 did flow ) 3w
TheBookHippie @mcctrish WTF did I just read for 3 months ?! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess @TheBookHippie I agree!! 🤣😂🤣😂🤣 3w
mcctrish @TheBookHippie the Cole‘s Notes 🇨🇦 are built right in ( or Cliff‘s notes) 3w
TheBookHippie @mcctrish I had the character sheet 🤣🤣🤣🙃🤷🏻‍♀️🤪🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
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B12C6

Ippolit Kirillovich began his speech for the prosecution feeling chill and fever by turns in all his body. He later described it thus. He considered this speech the chef d‘oeuvre of his entire life, his swansong. To be sure, nine months later he died of an acute consumption, and had he had an early premonition of his end, he really would with justification have been able to compare himself to a swan singing its final song.

#MatryoshkaBros

Ruthiella Having read now the entirety of that speech, I‘m not surprised he died soon after. It was EXHAUSTING! 😬 3w
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mcctrish @Ruthiella it almost killed us so ……. 🤣🤣 3w
TheBookHippie @mcctrish WORD. 😵‍💫😅🤪 3w
Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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Bookwormjillk Blah blah blah I want to hear more about the devil under the table. 3w
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TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk yes!!!! And his tail 😅 3w
dabbe Sung to Chim Chim Cher-ee:
“Skim skiminey
Skim skiminey
Skim skim cher-ee
This judge makes no sense
so I skim happily.“ 😃
#onewaytosurvivethebros
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BarkingMadRead @dabbe 🤣🤣🤣🤣 3w
mcctrish Why does FD start off the court chapter with “so much is happening, I won‘t bore you with the details” and then chapter XII.6 have some random character, near death, recount the ENTIRE trajectory of Fyodor‘s life and interactions with his sons and Mitya‘s spending habits and thus bore us WITH WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW! This chapter tells us the whole story but leaves out the devils and the cockroaches. 3w
Aimeesue @dabbe HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! 🤣🤣🤣 3w
Aimeesue @mcctrish Which, let‘s be real, were the best parts! 3w
mcctrish @Aimeesue absolutely 3w
mcctrish @dabbe all skimming shall be to this tune 🎶 #skimskimcheree 3w
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B12C5

She betrayed Mitya, but also betrayed herself! And, it goes without saying, no sooner had she succeeded in speaking her mind than the tension snapped and she was crushed by shame. Again her hysterics began, and she fell down, sobbing and screaming. She was carried out. At the moment she was carried out, with a howl Grushenka rushed towards Mitya from her place before anyone could manage to restrain her.

#MatryoshkaBros

TheBookHippie 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4w
Bookwormjillk This perfectly shows the chaos of today‘s chapter! 3w
Ruthiella Order! Order! Order in the court! 😆 Why can no one keep their mouth shut in this book? 3w
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Aimeesue @Bookwormjillk SO much drama! 3w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella because Dostoyevsky has to keep his word count up? 😂😂😂 3w
dabbe 1800s ... #womeninhysterics At least they're not Anna Karenina or Madame Bovary ... yet. 😂 3w
mcctrish Absolute chaos 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #gogrushenkago 3w
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TheAromaofBooks I love how the narrator is like, “everyone who came to watch the drama was NOT disappointed“ 😂 4w
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Bookwormjillk Absolutely loved when Ivan started talking about his witness with a tail. This is so messed up I love it. #AllHellBrokeLoose

@thearomaofbooks 😂 😂 😂
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TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk and under the table 😳🤣🤣🤣🤣😈👹 4w
mcctrish Hell hath no fury …… 4w
mcctrish Also I‘ve got Rihanna‘s 🎶 Bitch better have my money
Y'all should know me well enough
Bitch better have my money
Please don't call me on my bluff 🎶 looping in my head
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dabbe @mcctrish 😂😂😂 4w
dabbe Gird your loins everybody for the next chapter and the prosecutor who loves the sound of his voice and (you guessed it) goes on&on&on&on&on... 🙄 4w
BarkingMadRead @dabbe those chapters are rough 🤣 I‘m about a week ahead right now 🤣 4w
dabbe @BarkingMadRead Yay, you! I wish I had your stamina! 🤩 4w
TheBookHippie @dabbe oh good more blah blah blah 3w
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B12C4

The questioning of Katerina Ivanovna began. As soon as she made her appearance there was an unusual stir in the chamber. The ladies seized their lorgnettes and opera-glasses, the men began to show some signs of life, and several stood up in order to see better. Everyone subsequently asserted that Mitya had gone ‘as white as a sheet‘ as soon as she came in.

#MatryoshkaBros

dabbe #ruhroh 🤩🤩🤩 4w
Ruthiella I noticed it before but forgot to comment how much I love Dmitry‘s jailhouse stripes! 😂 4w
Aimeesue @dabbe 💙💙💙 4w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella Quite the fashion plate, isn‘t he? 🦓😂 4w
mcctrish Love it 3w
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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B12C3
I felt sorry for the boy, and I asked myself: why do I not buy him one pound … Now let me see, yes, a pound of what? I have forgotten what they are called,‘ the doctor said. ‘They grow on trees, and then are picked and given as presents …‘ ‘Apples?‘ ‘Oh, n-n-o-o! No, there are many of them, and they are all small,one puts them in the mouth and Kr-r-rach! …‘ ‘Nuts?‘ ‘Yes, nuts, that is what I am saying,‘ the doctor confirmed

#MatryoshkaBros

Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣 4w
Amiable This is FABULOUS! 😄 4w
Ruthiella And the prop department hits it out of the park again! 🌰🥜🌰🥜👏👏👏 4w
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Aimeesue @Bookwormjillk 🤎🧡🤎 4w
Aimeesue @Amiable Good thing we had lots of nuts! 4w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella 🎶Buy me some peanuts and crackerjack, I don‘t care if I ever come back!🎶 4w
TheBookHippie 😱😳 🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎 4w
mcctrish This is nuts 🤣🤣🤣🤣 3w
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BarkingMadRead
Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Graciouswarriorprincess I agree. Like ok. 👍🏻 4w
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Bookwormjillk Yeah. Moving on. 4w
mcctrish WHAT AM I READING?! 4w
Ruthiella Clearly to show that Dmitry is honorable in his way. But he‘s otherwise such a jerk, I find it hard to feel sorry and don‘t really care if he rots in Siberia for a crime he didn‘t commit. 4w
dabbe Where's the pulling-your-hair-out emoji? augh 🫨🫨🪐 4w
Aimeesue I was reading something today about TBK and realized that Dostoyevsky wrote it in serial over 2 years for a periodical. This chapter makes so much more sense now! 😂 4w
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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B12C2

In his questioning of Rakitin, the defence counsel deployed his resources with the same considerable skill. Rakitin was a most important witness, and one whom the public procurator valued greatly. It turned out that Rakitin knew everything, an extraordinary amount, had been to visit everyone, seen everything, spoken to everyone, and possessed a most detailed knowledge of Fyodor Pavlovich and all the Karamazovs.

#MatryoshkaBros

BarkingMadRead Fabulous! 4w
mcctrish Rakitin is the Truman Capote of whatever this little town is called 4w
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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B12C1
In the centre of the chamber stood a table of ‘material evidence‘. On it lay the bloodied white silk dressing-gown of Fyodor Pavlovich, the fateful brass pestle, Mitya‘s shirt with its blood-bespattered sleeve, the handkerchief, now quite stiff with blood, the envelope with the inscription in which Grushenka‘s 3000 had been kept, the slender ribbon in which it had been tied, and other various objects I do not recall.

#MatryoshkaBros

TheBookHippie Chefs kiss 💋 4w
Ruthiella Again, bravo to the prop master! 👏👏👏 4w
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BarkingMadRead Omg the evidence! 4w
Aimeesue @TheBookHippie 💙👩‍🍳💙 4w
Aimeesue @Ruthiella That is one hard working department, for sure 4w
Aimeesue @BarkingMadRead All carefully collected and kept safe and sound in the procurator‘s desk drawer! 4w
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Bookwormjillk The part about the vodka ointment cracked me up. And Dmitri calling some guy a poodle. Good stuff. 4w
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CatLass007 It doesn‘t get much better than My Cousin Vinny. 4w
TheBookHippie Has to be #mycousinvinnie roots #oywiththepoodles read over 800 pgs get a trial 🤣😅 4w
KAO Finally caught up again after some painful and murky days following total knee replacement surgery! It‘s great to get to trial action at last! The vodka ointment which can also be drunk! Poodles?! Too drunk to testify! Courtroom drama at its finest. 4w
BarkingMadRead @KAO glad to have you back!!! 4w
dabbe @KAO Hope you're feeling better and that your knee is healing nicely! 💚 4w
Bookwormjillk @KAO healing thoughts. Don‘t try the ointment. 4w
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BarkingMadRead
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Bookwormjillk Finally!! 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks The number of times the narrator is like “man I wish I could fill you in on more details, but I just don't have the space!“ WHAT WERE THE LAST 800 PAGES THEN!? 😂 1mo
BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks seriously. Why hold back now? 🙄 1mo
Bookwormjillk @TheAromaofBooks I can think of a few times the narrator could have left some stuff out! 1mo
mcctrish @TheAromaofBooks it continues to amaze me when FD chooses to choose his words #icouldgoonandonbutiwontandyetiwill 1mo
mcctrish Everyone wants a wristband to this show 1mo
Bookwormjillk @mcctrish it's like Taylor Swift 1mo
dabbe @TheAromaofBooks #mythoughtsexactly We've all earned are endured-the-last-1000-pages badges, so c'mon Fyodor! 😂 1mo
dabbe @Bookwormjillk Does that make us the Kazamoffties? 🤩 1mo
mcctrish @dabbe need that on a bracelet #kazamoffties 1mo
dabbe @mcctrish YES! 🤩🤩🤩 #kazamoffties 1mo
Bookwormjillk @dabbe love it! 1mo
dabbe @Bookwormjillk 🤩😍😂 1mo
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Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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B11C10

Ivan allowed himself to be led over to the bed, Alyosha somehow managed to get his clothes off and make him lie down. He remained sitting over him for another hour or two. The sick man slept deeply, without movement, his breath coming quietly and evenly. Alyosha picked up a pillow and lay down on the sofa without undressing. As he fell asleep he prayed for Mitya and for Ivan.

##MatryoshkaBros

Aimeesue #Alyoshadoesnotcleanuptheteabeforebed My Grandmother would have been appalled!🤯 1mo
BarkingMadRead Boys are so messy 🤣 1mo
Aimeesue @BarkingMadRead That stain is NEVER coming out! 1mo
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Ruthiella My thoughts exactly! Try a little white vinegar and dishwashing soap. 🧼😂 1mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
mcctrish So many messes 4w
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mcctrish
The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Minor characters have an aisle at the drugstore #thebros #iykyk maybe @Aimeesue #dioramaqueen shops here?

TheBookHippie 😅😂🤣 1mo
dabbe 🤩😂😃 1mo
mcctrish @TheBookHippie @dabbe people were looking at me taking this pic cuz I was LAUGHING 1mo
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Aimeesue Hahahahahaha! I love it! (edited) 1mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 1mo
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