Have you ever visited the location of a book you have read?
Yes, but not solely for that purpose, if you see what I mean. I've never read a book and thought 'I have to go to that place', but I have ended up doing so at times simply during regular travel and sightseeing.
Our prison stood at the edge of the edge of the fortress grounds, close to the fortress wall.
From page 56:
The minute before punishment is certainly terrible for condemned man, and in the course of several years it was my lot to see a good number of men on the eve of this fatal day.
The House of the Dead & The Gambler
The House of the Dead is a stark account of Dostoyevsky's own experience of penal servitude in Siberia. In graphic detail he describes the suffering of the convicts - their squalor and degradation, their terror and resignation, from the rampages of a pyschopath to the brief serenity of Christmas Day. Amid the horror of labour in the sub-zero work camp, we hear the stories of the prisoners, and live through the freezing isolation and pain of day after day of misery. We see a young intellectual forced to live, eat and sleep with men from a background of cruelty, coarseness and brutality.