54% done with The Brothers Karamazov

The murder happens off-screen. I’m sure we’ll revisit it, however, what we get is all reaction to the murder.

Dostoyevsky writes Dmitri as in a frenzy. As the chapter goes on everything feels near confusion, he acts without knowing why and doesn’t seem to care. He jokes for no reason, is totally impulsive and the writing reflects that confusion and desperation. This feels very modern and is very well written.