Most significant of the Russian novelist's early stories (1846) offers a straight-faced treatment of a hallucinatory theme. Golyadkin senior is a powerless target of persecution by Golyadkin junior, his double in almost every respect. Familiar Dostoyevskan themes of helplessness, victimization, scandal — beautifully handled in this small masterpiece.
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Review: The DoubleUser Review - Matthew Cooper - Goodreads
The book was entertaining enough and as a short book it does get to the point pretty quickly. The main problem really was that there isn't much of a plot to talk about. I understand that it's not that ... Read full review
Review: The DoubleUser Review - Emily Van Dyke - Goodreads
Just made a pilgrimage to Fyodor's old haunts, and I'd have to say, this plot line is overrated. Given that I've practically lived it, however, I'm grateful to have had the chance to make the pilgrimage. Read full review