I have finally done it.
After about 25 years of trying and failing, I have finally completed reading all 364,000+ words of The Brothers Karamazov. It was magnificent, and difficult, and dense and occasionally fragmented, and absolutely worth the time and effort I put into the seven weeks it took to read the book from the beginning to the end.
With Dostoevsky out of the way for the moment, I turned my attention to the embarrassingly large stack of books in translation I have collected over the past half-dozen years, but not read. Items 7 through 12 on the book list below are the results of that first pass. These shorter, non-Dostoevsky books just seem to fly by.
Because I have been reading so many books, my short fiction reading has sort of fallen by the wayside. Still, a dozen or so in a month is pretty good.
- Wilkerson, Isabel, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (2021.02.03)
- Dostoevsky, Fyodor (Pevear, Richard and Volokhonsky, Larissa, translators), The Brothers Karamazov (2021.02.12)
- Giorno, John, Great Demon Kings (2021.02.15)
- Berti, Eduardo (Coombe, Charlotte, translator), The Imagined Land (2021.02.16)
- Tenev, Georgi (Rodel, Angela, translator), Party Headquarters (2021.02.17)
- Masatsugu Ono (Turvill, Angus, translator), Lion Cross Point (2021.02.18)
- Baltasar, Eva (Sanches, Julia, translator), Permafrost (2021.02.22)
- Yoss (Frye, David, translator), Super Extra Grande (2021.02.23)
- Bae Suah (Smith, Deborah, translator), A Greater Music (2021.02.24)
- Buckell, Tobias S., “The Bars at the End of the World”, Patreon (2021.02.01)
- Goder, Beth, “History in Pieces“, Clarkesworld #173 (2021.02.02)
- Laban, Monique, “The Failed Dianas“, Clarkesworld #173 (2021.02.02)
- Bookreyeva, Anastasia (Nayler, Ray, translator), “Terra Rasa“, Clarkesworld #173 (2021.02.02)
- Ulmer, James, “Gardenia”, Coffin Bell #4.1 (2021.02.03)
- Rodgers, Craig, “Return Policy”, Coffin Bell #4.1 (2021.02.03)
- Bernardo, Troy, “Smoky”, Coffin Bell #4.1 (2021.03.02)
- Woolf, James, “Mackenzie’s Leap”, Coffin Bell #4.1 (2021.03.02)
- Punzo, Andrew, “Hair and Nail and Blood and Bone (You’re Beautiful)”, Coffin Bell #4.1 (2021.02.03)
- Rusch, Kristine Kathryn, “The Last Surviving Gondola Widow“, Clarkesworld #101 (2021.02.14)
- Clare, Gwendolyn, “Indelible“, Clarkesworld #101 (2021.02.20)
- Robson, Kelly, “The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill“, Clarkesworld #101 (2021.02.24)