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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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Oct 02, 2011

bookshelves: celebrity-death-match, if-research-were-romance
Read in January, 1978

For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, Jane Eyre (5) versus Anna Karenina (12)

[sequel to this review]

I have already recounted the events of the ball. When I returned to England, there was a missive waiting for me. Somehow I knew, even before I opened it, that the contents were nothing I wished to read; that, if I had the smallest good sense, I would throw it on the fire and be done with it. But my hands, moving, it seemed to me, of their own accord, carefully slit open the envelope, which contained a letter and a thick manuscript. I watched my fingers unfold the letter. Here, without further ado, is what it said.

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message 6: by Chris (new)

Chris Wow, this Celebrity Death Match is getting hardcore! I think this is the first potential concession by attempted suicide, isn't it?

message 5: by Manny (new) - added it

Manny I can't think of an earlier one, no :) And it seemed like the logical way for Anna to take revenge...

message 4: by Manny (new) - added it

Manny Bird Brian wrote: "Manny, I think this is another first for the tournament: yours is the first piece of fanfic expanding the universe of another tournament's review.
Nice job!"

Thank you, but in fact I was just borrowing from Themis-Athena - she did the same thing to my Hamlet/Proust review in Round 1 :)

message 3: by Cecily (new)

Cecily Some of these celebrity death matches are so unexpectedly (sorry!) good at throwing new light on familiar stories.

message 2: by Manny (new) - added it

Manny I thought the way Paul and I just spontaneously linked up to produce the plot was remarkable. It simultaneously makes no sense at all and seems completely logical...

message 1: by Cecily (new)

Cecily And that alchemy is what makes them so good.

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