War and Peace

By Leo Tolstoy

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Nathan Borror read 66 pages in War and Peace

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laurad War and Peace

Started on 5th September 2008

Stopped on 19th December 2008

Started again on 11th January 2009

Finished on 19th February 2009

3/5

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Luis read 964 pages in War and Peace

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Wess Daniels read 390 pages in War and Peace

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Jamison Brogdon read 302 pages in War and Peace

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Ademos read 4 pages in War and Peace

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Steve Harvey read 40 pages in War and Peace

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sophie read 11 pages in War and Peace

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Steve Harvey War and Peace

I bought W&P 100 years ago in college, and it's been high on my "will read", and "started but couldn't stay awake past page 2" lists for years. Right up there with Proust. But Mandy raved about this new translation, so I bought it -- I've long read books by Spanish and Latin American authors in both the original language and in translation, and I know how important a translator is. Funny I never thought that perhaps that was the problem with the W&P version I had.

I'm captivated. Yes, it remains hard, but there's a reasonably complete list of the principal characters with all the patronyms and nicknames, and the footnotes are excellent. (Of course 19th century Russian audiences would know what the battle of whatchamacallit was all about, but who alive today ever heard of it?)

It's happily underway...

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Troy McCall War and Peace

impossible to finish without amphetamines

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