#KaramazovReadalong Day 1: Who is Fyodor?

The #KaramazovReadalong adventure begins with the first chapter entitled Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov. To commemorate this special date, I steeped a pot of Russian Caravan tea, which has a bold smoky taste of lapsang souchong, oolong, Assam, and puerh to accompany me on this profound journey into Russian Literature.

Who is Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov? What was he like? The narrator was quick to provide clarity on Fyodor’s character. On page one, the description was delivered, without any hesitation or sentimentality, in this sentence:

And yet all his life he had been one of the craziest crackpots in the whole of our district.”

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky has been on my “To Be Read” stack of books for several years but I have hesitated, waiting for the right moment. Then serendipity arrived in the form of an e-mail message from my blogger friend and book aficionado, Liz Humphreys from Leaping Life, announcing that she was organizing a #Readalong of The Brothers Karamazov to coincide with the 200th year anniversary of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s birth. The stars aligned when Elisabeth Van Der Meer, from A Russian Affair, agreed to join the party. Liz, Elisabeth, and I are inviting you to join us on this reading adventure.

This is your invitation to join us as an invited guest.

15 Replies to “#KaramazovReadalong Day 1: Who is Fyodor?”

    1. We are on to Day 2, Chapter 2. This is where “The eldest son is packed off” which is the title of the second chapter. Yikes. Dostoyevsky knew how to use titles to attract curious readers! Russian Caravan has a very unusual taste – perfect for reading Russian Literature. So glad that you will be following along.

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    1. Ah Martina, you are the best travel companion to have on this adventure. Here is a great quote to start our Day 2!!! “You will burn and you will burn out; you will be healed and come back again.” Fyodor Dostoevsky,

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  1. i am delighted to see this message from you about the read a long, I am looking forward to the experience and am thrilled to be asked to join. I am looking forward to the discussion that will follow.

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    1. I am so glad that you are joining the #KaramazovReadalong. I know you have already read it once, and I understand it is even better the second time around. What will chapter 2 bring us!?

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