I believe this is a Dostoevsky's magnum opus. Maybe because he knew it would be it last, there surely lies enough sense in it. The fact that it embraces philosophy and nature, while still presenting a common tale or story makes it one good book. Easily can one decipher even his (dostoevsky's) ideals in this book, and also expand on a cultural context he presented. Am still on it, but I mean to read it over again.