More often than not, we'll buy books because they look great on a shelf, boosting our social standing and making us look more intellectual than we actually are. Are you guilty of owning one of these 'classic' novels but never actually finishing it?
'Crime and Punishment' is the ultimate focal point for the aspiring book collection. It shows the reader is a fan of the classics, and appreciates works published in the 19th century. But have you ever read past the actual crime depicted or understood the ideological reasoning behind the murder? Nothing an episode of 'Columbo' won't fix.