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Somewhere Far Beyond

I read. I love. I rant. This is the place to talk about that and put some sense to my thoughts in the process. 

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The Return of the Shadow
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien

Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics)

Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Alex Jennings, David McDuff To be honest, this is the first book I read from a Russian author. I've always felt intimidated by them, and I was utterly scared of starting reading some of their works, and not being able to finish them. Even my dad told me that Russian writers were very difficult to read.Beginning the book was hard. It took me a whole month just to finish the first part of Crime and Punishment (and I was reading it in Spanish, I'm not that brave to read it in English... yet). After that, it took me another month to read the rest of the book. After the crime was committed, it was just page after page after page after page. I couldn't stop reading it, and if it took me so long to get to the end, it was mainly because university has kept me busy. As I read, I could feel Raskolnikov's anguish and anxiety. I really felt desperate! The only complain I have with the book is that I read two different editions. the first one was borrowed from the university library, which I couldn't borrow again because I lost my card. So I kept reading it in my Sony Reader... and the names where different. The first book had the names adapted to the Spanish pronunciation, while the ebook edition didn't, and it took me a while to figure out who was who.Apart from that, it's an awesome book !