42% done with The Cossacks

It’s not hard to imagine what sort of character someone is when they have lines such as “… that’s what one steals for, so as not to be stingy!”

However, besides characters, the book doesn’t really feel like it’s ‘going’ anywhere. Rather, it just luxuriates in the setting.

I always compare Tolstoy’s works to paintings and this one feels like a pleasant landscape of not major importance.