The Book Bag Pick #1: “The Idiot”

Here at the Bag, we have a melange of characters and talents, and we are itching to share them with you. What better way to do this than with a kickass summer reading list? After all, when we’re not furiously cranking out cool creative designs and fresh marketing strategies, we like to stimulate our brains and unwind with a good read. Every week, we will share a new title and introduce you to a new Bagger. From business to pleasure, this list has got it all. So power up your Kindle or dust off your library card…we’re gonna fill up your Book Bag this summer!

This Week’s Pick:The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Book Bagger: Jade Walter, Junior Designer

Why did you pick this book?

One of my favorite books growing up was Dostoevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’, so I set out to read two of his other classics, [“The Idiot” and “The Brothers Karamazov”]. I’ve started each and finished neither, but THIS WILL BE THE SUMMER that I FINALLY complete them. They’re great thus far! But I’ve been short on time for many o’ summers….

Give us a quick summary:

“The Idiot” is about a pure-hearted, innocent prince that leaves his Swiss sanatorium to merge back into Russian society, where he is to collect an inheritance. The book follows how he affects and is affected by others that he meets along the way.