Crime and Punishment (1966) by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: Vintage Books
A troubled young man commits the perfect crime – the murder of a vile pawnbroker no one will miss. Raskolnikov is desperate for money but convinces himself that his motive for the killing is to benefit mankind. So begins one of the greatest novels ever written, a journey into the criminal mind, a police thriller, and a philosophical meditation on morality and redemption.
In 1968 Italo Calvino published 14 reasons why we should read the classics, and his list still feels relevant. After all, “a classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”
— Ann-Marie MacDonald, Fall on Your Knees (via anamorphosis-and-isolate)
The other day I thought you know what, I’ve been working really hard lately, I deserve more books. I mean I get more books whether or not I’ve been working hard because I have no impulse control but the point is, look at these books I got. How nice.