Things Learned From Reading the Brothers Karamazov

  1. Alyosha is a lovely name for a cat
  2. I wouldn't wish Fyodor Karamazov on anyone
  3. Fainting can be a strategic tool, as demonstrated by Father Zosima
  4. An onion is not just an onion, it can make or break your life after death
  5. Sometimes you read a book and sometimes a book reads you
  6. Some books are meant to be read before the age of 35, when your brain is not yet good at calculating long term consequences. This is one of those books.