The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Brothers Karamazov

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • Release Date: 1915-01-01
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
From 949 Ratings


As Fyodor Karamazov awaits an amorous encounter, he is violently done to death. The three sons of the old debauchee are forced to confront their own guilt or complicity. Who will own to parricide? The reckless and passionate Dmitri? The corrosive intellectual Ivan? Surely not the chaste novice monk Alyosha? The search reveals the divisions which rack the brothers, yet paradoxically unite them.


  • Must read!!

    By Rowjimothy78
    The main complaint I saw about this book was that the philosophical sections were long and tedious but I could not get enough of them. Amazing. Ivan’s chat with the devil got me the closest I’ve ever been to an existential crisis.
  • The Brothers Karamazov

    By grill geek
    A true masterpiece of literature that plumbs the depths of the human soul, from relentless greed and debauchery to the joy of faith, hope and love.

    By DanJazzPiano
    Excellent recording of an incredible book! The Brothers Karamazov will forever remain one of my favorite books, and one which I hope to reread many times.
  • Never a better exploration of the human soul that The Brothers Karamazov

    By Noah Evan B
    Read it
  • Great

    By Superzombiehater
    A classic and a must read
  • Absolutely fascinating

    By ArielE46
    It is daunting to open the book up for the first time - the page count jumps at you, but the storytelling is so masterful that you are lost in the world of the 3 protagonists.
  • Karamazov Passion

    By DaCabz95
    I have an intense, unironic love for this novel that rivals the famous Karamazov passion. The characters are compelling, Dostoevsky is the best, and the questions you find yourself asking whilst reading this are helpful in defining the human experience. Everyone should read this!!
  • This is the only book you ever really need to read

    By karmapolice513
    Essential. Read it every year.
  • Genius storytelling!

    By Jensenada
    Actions have consequences; some intended, many not intended; some just and deserved, some unjust and undeserved. How can we possibly deal with the inexpressibly complex ramifications of our actions and the actions of others? Seek truth and practice it; learn what love is, and show it. Read this book; you'll be glad you did.
  • This book became my favorite before I even finished it..

    By FJH-------
    I remember that some say when Tolstoy died, on his desk were there two books: the Holy Bible and the Brothers Karamazov.