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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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Dec 25, 09

bookshelves: 2009
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.

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Reading Progress

10/10/2009 page 206
24.58% "There's so much here that I only skipped over the first time I read this. Love, love, LOVE this book!"

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message 1: by Marrionette (new) - added it

Marrionette nice review, now I want to read it ><. I saw the movie before so I didn't feel like reading the novel, but now I will lol. Looks like they are both amazing xD.

message 2: by Liz (new) - rated it 5 stars

Liz The movie with Vivien Leigh?

(I LOVE Vivien Leigh...)

Does it also have Levin and Kitty's side in it? Or just Vronsky and Anna's?

message 3: by Marrionette (new) - added it

Marrionette I think it did, not sure, I watched it a long time ago lol.

message 4: by Liz (new) - rated it 5 stars

Liz Oh okay.

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