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Styron Pennywell

Contrast enables us to see.—Molly Bang

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The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov is one of my favorite books.

Thankfully I started reading it on my iPhone because I probably would have been intimidated by it's size. On the surface it's about a love triangle between father, son, and town temptress, but it's about so much more (ambition, family, faith, religon, politics, government, crowd psychology...people). 

Here my three strongest concepts so far:

Grushenka's parable about the onion is one of my favorite parts of the story. The onion is an appropriate symbol for the entire novel.

Some many of the characters in this novel are broken people, that's why it feels so familiar.

Hearsay seems to be the glue that holds the plot together, even the narrator gets in on the gossip.

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