The May Online Book Club choice is:


The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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  1. Joy says:

    I finished this last night; couldn’t put it down. It’s amazing to me that Dostoyevsky wrote this 20th cent. style of stream of consciousness in the mid 1840s.
    I’m still on the fence whether anything really happened to Golyadkin or if it was all in his head, since he referred a few times in the book to himself as ‘I’ and then ‘You and I’ and ‘We’ in consecutive sentences. The double was his madness becoming manifest.
    It makes me wonder if Freud didn’t get his idea for Id, Ego, & Superego from lit of this kind.
    Good choice this month, TaAnna. And now I have to read Gogol’s Overcoat to find the similarities (borrowings?) to this one.