By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Finally finished, after many months. I liked the beginning, with some interesting ideas and unusual settings, but then it started to become tedious. Like a 30-page monologue by an insignificant and annoying character. Quite a few of the characters were annoying, actually. That was probably on purpose, but it still made the read less inviting.
All in all, I was quite disappointed. I really liked Crime and Punishment, and expected The Idiot to be as good. [688 pp.]