9% done with War and Peace

Prince Nicholas Andreevich Bolkonski will always be one of my favorite characters in literature. Granted, the book isn’t about him, but he’s so vital to the book, he’s a bridge between the old and the new, the only one with his head on straight, and though he seems abrasive, he is a good person. He’s a lot like Pierre in that way, but where Pierre is a kindly fool to Bolkonski’s sternness.