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Valerie Franco
Apr 25, 2013 Valerie Franco rated it it was amazing
At the beginning I was hesitant, and when the specific movements of war were being described and I found my mind wandering, I truly worried I had started an epic novel that would be difficult to finish reading. I simply will not stop reading a book that I've started to read merely because I've discovered I don't happen to care for it. It was a life enhancing experience in so many ways to read this book, it's beyond description really as it covered so many aspects of emotions and phases of ...more
Nikki
May 24, 2012 Nikki rated it liked it
Finally finished! This book took twice as long as I had planned (partially due to vacation, kids out of school, etc). I'm glad to be done with all 1358 pages of it.

I was not informed correctly about the nature of this book. It is NOT a pure novel. It is the history of the Napoleonic wars with a novel intermixed throughout the accounts. The last few chapters are actually a philosophical discussion about the nature of free will. I found it difficult to change from reading a novel to reading histor
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Sjo
May 24, 2012 Sjo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009
This book is a labor of love. I was exhausted upon finishing. Clocking in at 1100+ pages and small type face, it requires some dedication. I hate epithets like "greatest novel of all time" for its annoying presumption [as this book is sometimes called:]....yet, the novel when assessed in its totality, must draw some distinction among its peers. Tolstoy is simply an artist in prose....I regret that I had to read a translation. It's like settling for Popov vodka when you know there's Belvedere in ...more
Alex
May 24, 2012 Alex rated it liked it
Recommends it for: College Students Majoring
Recommended to Alex by: Myself
this book took me along time and in 20 minutes i could only read 5 pages. i really wanted to read this book because of its difficulty and context. people asked me why and i told them i was curious and i got to page 158 when i gave up looking back i regret it.
Kevin
May 24, 2012 Kevin rated it liked it
I like this book a lot, but it's just huge and so is taking a while. Poor Piere.
I lost my copy of this boo before I finished it...So I might have to start over again.
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Totally fucking worth it
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Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой; commonly Leo Tolstoy in Anglophone countries) was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Later in life, he also wrote plays and essays. His two most famous works, the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are acknowledged as two of the greatest novels of all time and a pinnacle of realist fiction. Many consider To ...more
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