Ian Chadwick's Reviews > War and Peace
War and Peace
Tolstoy really could have used an editor. The book is at least a third longer than it should be, and would be a better, tighter story if he didn’t go off rambling on generals, war, Napoleon, Kutuzov, life, faith and destiny. The epilogue in particular is unnecessary and 90% of it could be cut without affecting the actual story. But the central story is a good read and worth the effort.
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