Dostoyevsky's 'The Idiot'

Desperate for words in English I swapped the Mongolian Lonely Planet book for Dostoyevsky's 'The Idiot'.

A great book.... and as I travel more and more in Russia, I realise that the world it describes is not that different to the Russia we are in today. There is such a huge gap between the wealth of people here, you go into a supermarket and there is no real choice unless you want Vodka or Beer and if you go to a cafe a meal can cost 20US and there are only rich wives eating there. Loved the book and when we get to Semey in Kazakhstan we will definitely visit his museum there - he was exiled to Semey and is celebrated there.


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