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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 10 months ago
I was standing at an airport lounge as a teenager many years ago, and suddenly realised I had no books to read for my family holiday. I was a SF geek at the time (still am, but I’m reading other stuff now), but had read everything that W.H. Smiths airport bookshelf could show me. In desperation and ...
Dem
Dem rated it 3 years ago
Tolstroy's epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French Invasion of Russia.I had always wanted to read this epic Novel by Tolstroy's but was completely put off by the sheer size of the book at 1350 pages. I am not a ...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it 4 years ago
An unqualified work of genius.I read Anna Karenina last year and enjoyed the philosophical aspects of that novel. Not having read much Tolstoy before, I was surprised by this aspect of his writing. In War and Peace, there is even more to contemplate in this regard. In some ways, the book is a muddle...
LunaLuss
LunaLuss rated it 5 years ago
This is a very interesting read. It relates the story of a dead man; a man whose life flashes before our eyes. While it must have gotten better, the life of Ivan kept going downhill until death took him.
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it 5 years ago
“He suffered ever the same unceasing agonies and in his loneliness pondered always on the same insoluble question: "What is this? Can it be that it is Death?" And the inner voice answered: "Yes, it is Death.""Why these sufferings?" And the voice answered, "For no reason—they just are so.”What a true...
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