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The Spleen
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Member since Dec 2010
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War & Peace
This book has long been on my list to read, but has always been too intimidating for me to start. Decided I was going to read it this year by reading just one chapter per day. It's going to take most of the year, but I'll get it read. Most of the chapters are less than 10 pages, so it should only take 15-30 minutes per day.


LSUbase13
South Carolina Fan
Charleston, SC
Member since Mar 2008
12513 posts

re: War & Peace
That book is long just to be so. You have a billion books out there. Why tackle something just to say you have read it?


The Spleen
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Member since Dec 2010
19962 posts

re: War & Peace
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Why tackle something just to say you have read it?




Where did I say I was reading it just to say i did? I've long been intrigued by it, and it being labeled one of the greatest novels ever written.


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Loubacca
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Member since Feb 2005
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re: War & Peace
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This book has long been on my list to read, but has always been too intimidating for me to start.


I'm in the same boat. I tackled Brothers Karamazov last year and it was quite an investment but well worth the effort. I'm hoping War and Peace is similar in that regard.


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OleWarSkuleAlum
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Member since Dec 2013
4398 posts

re: War & Peace
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That book is long just to be so. You have a billion books out there. Why tackle something just to say you have read it?


To even be the slightest bit cultured in almost any respect the individual would at least have to have read the classics. War and Peace being one of those.


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TheTideMustRoll
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2051 posts

re: War & Peace
Fantastic book. Stick with it, it is well worth worth the effort.


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Rockbrc
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re: War & Peace
Worth the time


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DmitriKaramazov
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Member since Nov 2015
1599 posts

re: War & Peace
Anna Kerenina is a better book, in my opinion.


OleWarSkuleAlum
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re: War & Peace
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Anna Kerenina is a better book, in my opinion.



I agree, but nonetheless required reading.


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The Spleen
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
19962 posts

re: War & Peace
A week into this, and I've foudn that I prefer skipping a day, and reading 2 chapters every other day. Pretty good start, though the translation I chose kept the French, so I've been reading a LOT of footnotes for translation since my French is very bad.


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Methuselah
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Member since Jan 2005
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re: War & Peace
It's a good book and definitely worth reading. I preferred Dostoyevsky over Tolstoy but you can't go wrong with the latter either.


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AllbyMyRelf
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Virginia
Member since Nov 2014
1037 posts

re: War & Peace
War and Peace is fantastic. Stick with it—you'll feel attached to the characters by the end.
This post was edited on 1/9 at 9:50 pm


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