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Originally posted by dontreally
1) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2) War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
3) The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
4) Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
5) The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
As you can see, I seem to enjoy the writings of these two titans of Russian literature, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.
Dostoevsky borders on the absurd, in how his characters seem to think. He gives the advantage to the sensual, and irrational in human nature. In short, he expresses the extremes of the human spirit. Tolstoy, conversely, as other's have noted, is a better all around writer, and his writing seems to better convey the goals of human living.
In the end, its probably entirely subjective whom we prefer. Tolstoy is my guy.edit on 6-11-2012 by dontreally because: (no reason given)
4. The Stand. Stephen King