Books That Inspire 2001


 
Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment was a book that greatly inspired and influenced me. I was impressed that most of the action occurred within the mind of one person, yet the story was suspenseful and enthralling. In a larger sense, the story illustrated the universal struggle between good and evil, and it exposed problems related to discovering the truth and dealing with it. I was in high school when I first read the book, and it kindled my interest in the law by making me think about society’s rules and how we treat those who break them.
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Osborne Reynolds
Professor of Law