Father Ted, on Crime and Punishment

Polly: Do you like Dostoevsky?
Ted smiles blankly. Polly smiles and holds up ‘Crime and Punishment’.
Ted: Oh! Oh, him? Oh, yes, that’s one of my favourites, all right. I must have read that book…ten times.
Polly: I see you’re reading it again. There’s a bookmark here on page seven.
Ted smiles and nods.
Polly: Did you feel his sense of commitment wane towards the end?
Ted: Well, yes.
Polly: When did you feel that begin to happen?
Ted: Towards the end.
Ted: Around the time he stopped writing about crime and went on to the punishment bit. It began to drag a bit there for me.

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  1. Have you read any recent Falco? The recently-published Companion threw light on a bit of the patchiness (not least that Davis lost her long-term partner, which threw her a bit) and I think the last two or three have been much better than the ones preceding them.

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