Well, pretentious old Eli, disgusted by all you low-brow, pony-adoring, CGI-loving philistines, has decided to raise a question about high culture and to post a link to another learned article to counter all the bottom-rung discussion here.
The article asks the question: Who is the greater writer, Tolstoy or Dostoevsky? It's a tough, perhaps impossible, question to answer, but a fun one to think about. In trying to answer it, you have to consider not only which author you find more entertaining, but also which one lingers with you longer. It also comes down to what you prefer more in novels: technical excellence or wild passion. Anyway, so whom do you prefer: Tolstoy or Dostoevsky? Before answering, you may want to read the article below. Of course, it is rather long and requires more than 30 seconds of your attention:http://www.themillions.com/2012/04/tolstoy-or-dostoevsky-8-experts-on-whos-greater.html
- Eli the Edifier