I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t in the middle of a good book with at least another one or two patiently waiting their turn on my dresser. John Carter on Mars, Doc Savage to J. R. R. Tolkien all took their turn in the queue. Years later, I read some books on theology and the name Dostoevsky kept coming up in references and footnotes. Intrigued by the prevalence, I read “Brothers Karamazov” and instantly understood his popularity. So, for the last twenty-five years I have focused my attention on nineteenth century Russian fiction with emphasis on Dostoevsky and the vast commentary/criticism of his works and thoughts. This blog is my attempt to connect ideas of different writers from different time periods and show that some things never change—and good literature is always worth the chase!