1. I’ve read the larger novels of Dostoyevski, but now I need to look into that short story. The other books you mentioned I’ve read and can heartily endorse them.

  2. Good Lord, I LOVE Leaf by Niggle. Finally, someone else who likes it, too. I’ve shown it to a bunch of people who just didn’t like it. I was profoundly moved by it. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. But I love Tolkien’s imaginative play on Heaven, and how he reveals a lot of our cultural interpretations of the afterlife for what they are: cultural, rather than biblical. But again, the “allegory” doesn’t overtake the story itself. It’s allegory done right, IMO. If I have to take one more look at Pilgrim’s Progress, I might lose my lunch. But that? I could read it ten times over.

  3. Haven’t read any of these, but I’ve been slightly curious about Dostoyevsky’s work lately, so maybe I’ll try Bobok some time.

  4. Travis Perry says:

    Sounds like an interesting set of works–I’m interested!

What do you think?