So with this, I'm linking up to Jessica's meme.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
WWRW: The Idiot
I love to be read to. And Paul likes to read to me. It's just that it takes us years to get through a book. He's a big Russian Lit. fan so Dostoevsky is our drug of choice when it comes to bedtime reading. We made our way through Crime and Punishment which took about 4 years to finish. No joke! Paul doesn't read every night and when he does, it's only 15 minutes max. Next we read Brothers Karamazov. That took probably 6 years to get through! It was great to finally finish that one. Now we are reading The Idiot.
I love the way Paul begins each reading session...."The last time our hero was...." So far our intrepid hero is going to meet with a general because Nastasya Filippovna is having a big party. The idiot is a prince....not a real one....just a title. Anyway, he's supposed to get the general into the shindig. Nastasya is a problem pitting one person against another plus she's an "entertainer." I use the term "entertainer" loosely. Myshkin, the idiot, is naive has epilepsy and is torn between the love of two women. I guess that would make you an idiot.