This interview between Stiva and Lidia, while looking at Landau, keeps hitting higher and higher on the creepy scale. Like she hadn't sound deranged enough the one chapter we followed her. This is religious fanaticism of the truly scary variety. Last push, huh?
Lol, even Stiva, the genius social butterfly, is totally stumped.
*sigh* my very sparse, and poor, French is getting a work-out
"Men need occupation, and Alexey needs a circle, so I value all these people. We have to have the house lively and gay, so that Alexey may not long for any novelty."
And in the midst of all that lengthy recitation of guests and neighbors and chattering (seriously, she speaks for more than a page non-stop), the truth.
I was mostly engrossed through the first half, but now all the meandering down society gazing lane is becoming a drag. I want to finish it already.