This was my third Dostoyevsky book and I found it to be powerful. This short novel basically follows a man who is slowly having a mental break. You can't help but feel empathy for the man and want to reach out and help him. Dostoyevsky does an incredible job of showing what is inside his characters' minds and I found myself to be moved by this story. I would have liked a bit more resolution at the end for this to be a 5 star read for me, but overall highly recommended.