The Gambler and A Nasty Business

The Gambler and A Nasty Business➽ [Download] ✤ The Gambler and A Nasty Business By Fyodor Dostoyevsky ➲ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk '40000 francs which lay before him in a heap of gold and banknotes'Written in twenty six days to pay off Dostoyevsky's own roulette debts The Gambler is a graphic psychological study of addiction acco ' francs which and A PDF ✓ lay before him in a heap of gold and banknotes'Written in twenty six days to pay off Dostoyevsky's own roulette debts The Gambler is a graphic psychological study of addiction accompanied here by a brilliant short story of excruciating social embarrassmentTen The Gambler MOBI :¼ new titles in the colourful small format portable new Pocket Penguins series. I honestly wasn't getting into The Gambler at all until the introduction of Grandmother; if this were a movie you'd say she chews the scenery She is so brassy and full of energy she injects 1000% life into every page she's onI kinda wish the story had diverged into the main character going off on crazy roulette adventures with her A Nasty Business is really interesting from the perspective of seeing a different culture but I have to admit I found it difficult to relate to how scandalous all this business was when if you remove the wedding aspect it sounds like every house party I ever went tothat's not a failing of the author though you can't really expect Dostoyevsky to have anticipated 100 years of social change I gave Dostoevsky another chance because I currently have a habit of reading Russians and this was the only one in Time Out I hadn't got around to The last was Crime and Punishment which although I hated it at the time it matured and ripened in the memoryDostoevsky was forced to write this book because he'd pissed away all his money on the gaming tables Conseuently he wrote a cautionary tale about gambling shagging and hubris then I suppose he banked the money he got from this gambled shagged and went back to playing the important bearded icon of Russian writing of the 1860s I was entertained by this book that was unusually short for our Fyodor I thought yep he might be worth another go and I ordered The Brothers Karamazov for my next Russian venture then it turned up all 1000 pages of itBastardAnyway 65 out of 10 maybe a wobbly 7 out of 10 as it was a good wee diversion before getting back into something chewy A contrast to Dostoyevsky's other works in writing style but an amazing exploration into the psyche As always Dostoyevsky proves a master of introspection It is a must read easy introduction into his work The philosophical implications of the work are eually impressive especially considering the context in which the book was written Dostoevsky really likes to end his stories with the protagonists miserable I feel bad for both of the stories' protagonists but that is what makes the stories great makes you say Poor guy or Well shit That's life A fascinating look at the pitfalls of gambling in the first work followed by a witty and hilarious short story about pride and embarrassment A deep dive into gambling addiction and the not so pretty love story’s money can’t buy because you spent it all

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Gambler and A Nasty Business
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • 11 November 2016
  • 9780241259580