Dec 25, 09
Read in December, 2009
An amazing portrait of how adultery affects everybody involved--and how awkward falling in love can be. Tolstoy has a knack for observing how people communicate and how they feel, how contradictory people can be, and why they might choose to do something that, given the context, doesn't make sense until you find out the reason. His characters are up and down and inside out and he documents it all, making this a wonderful read that delves right inside his characters.
Yeah, I've gone on and on about characters. Well, that's what this novel is. A character-driven story about people.
Rather than going on about how classic it is, I just want to add this:
1. I really, really hate Vronsky and Stiva.
2. Levin and Kitty are so sweet and they're my favourite part of the novel.
3. I feel for Anna far more than the first time I read it.