13% done with Anna Karenin

Konstantin Levin’s inner monologues can hit a little too close to home.

Tolstoy’s genius isn’t in his beautiful descriptions or his rich characterizations, but rather in his ability to put into words the thoughts and doubts we’ve all felt but were unable to put into words ourselves.

Reading Tolstoy is like reading something very, very true. Sometimes it’s even a little painful, but you’re glad you did it.