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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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Mar 31, 10

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Read in March, 2010, read count: 2

I re-read this because it's been far too long. I remember liking it more the first go around, which is strange because I had to have been around 18 at the time.

The characters are complex and human, and I enjoy following their minds as well as their actions. But I felt like, somewhere in the middle, the characters ceased to exist for their own purposes (or for the purpose of exploring the human mind) and became a vessel for Tolstoy's socioeconomics. Which would have been okay if he could have encouched it better within a novel.

After reading one goodreader's review talking about the difference a good translation made in his enjoyment of this novel, I think I shall dispose of this hardback copy, and try my paperback copy (translated by another) next time.

Still my favourite Tolstoy work.
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