Friday, February 19, 2010

War and Peace

I am currently reading Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace and boy, for a famous book it sure is boring! It seems to be nothing but conversations during war time. I think it was sposed to be a new way of writing, about the phsycology of people. Is that why its famous? Cause there doesn't seem to be much else going for it.
As I read it, one of my Dad's favourite quotations goes through my head along the l ines of "... the famous Russian novel where nothing happens until page 635 when the main character dies."
Well this is 1315 pages long. I am currently up to pg 136.
So why, I ask myself, am I reading War and Peace? Well, the honest answer has to be...
so I can say I've read War and Peace!

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