8% done with The Brothers Karamazov

Family counseling, the 19th century Russian version. I like the way Dostoyevsky initially told us about these characters but now we’re getting shown them. Aloysha’s embarrassment is telling in that he is not as saintly as he wishes and that his spiritual growth is still a work in progress. We also get to see a cross section of regular people’s lives through the women, but strange it’s all women. No men.