26% done with Anna Karenin

If you own a horse named Frou-Frou and you enter a steeplechase race against a horse named Gladiator, well … you won’t need an English degree to figure out what the hell is going to happen.

I’m going to admit that I do feel more sympathy for that horse than I do pretty much any character in the novel so far. Everyone is so damn selfish – even if they have every right to be.