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The beauty of a big, sprawling novel is the many, many, many side characters who could each support their own entire book if they wanted to. In other words: Tikhon is fuckin' bad-ass.
Sep 13, 2010 09:18PM
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Ugh, I wonder if this rant at the end sours people on the book and makes them remember it as worse, overall, than it is. It's like he doesn't trust himself (or his readers) enough to not explain his points ad nauseum.
Oct 05, 2010 06:42PM
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Not finished with the book yet, exactly, but finished the human story, the novel in a way, with only another long Tolstoy rant left to go.
Oct 03, 2010 02:52PM
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And now, in the epilogue, characters finally begin to discuss and formulate the ideas that would lead to the historical event that Tolstoy originally intended to write about...
Oct 03, 2010 02:21PM
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It figures that "they got married and lived happily ever after" wouldn't work for Tolstoy, he has to show that happiness comes at the expense of others, and oneself, and that marriage can kinda suck a lot of the time... or is a good thing in his weird Tolstoy-mind.
Oct 03, 2010 01:23PM
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War and Peace: I Really Don't Like Napoleon by Leo Tolstoy
Oct 01, 2010 03:23PM
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[A]s we follow the development of historical science, we see that the view of what the good of mankind is changes with each new year, with each new writer; so that in ten years what seemed good looks evil, and vice versa.
Oct 01, 2010 02:56PM
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And now just the 90 page epilogue...
Oct 01, 2010 11:18AM
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But pure, perfect sorrow is as impossible as pure and perfect joy.
Sep 28, 2010 05:26AM
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Tolstoy writes the naivete of teens and young adults shockingly well.
Sep 14, 2010 08:06PM
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Let me tell you why Napoleon was a complete fuck up... no really, guy, you don't even KNOW...
Sep 10, 2010 02:39PM
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