If St. Petersburg is the Little Engine That Could of city names, then the main character, Raskolnikov, is the Little Engine That Could of elderly pawnbroker murderers.
Two animated adaptations of Russian masterpieces. The Master and Margarita (above) and a much longer, much darker adaptation of Crime and Punishment as well.
The book: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The first sentence: “At the beginning of July, during an extremely hot spell, towards evening, a young man left the closet he rented from tenants in S—-y Lane, walked out onto the street, and slowly, if indecisively, headed for K—-n Bridge.”
Matchbook matches bathing suits to book covers and it’s pretty amazing. (via)