I’ve been listening to Crime and Punishment, and am amazed how well it holds up. Whenever I open a classic I’m expecting it to be a bit of work, but this one isn’t. Somehow, 150 years later, it is still a tense, tight read. How many more years will people still be reading this book?
It must be the ultimate dream of any writer, to create something so enduring. To be able to reach across time to plant ideas and feelings into people who’s grandparents had not been born when it was written. That, is real life after death.