4% done with War and Peace


I love how he bookends the dinner scene with “The chairs scraped” [along the ground]. It’s those attentions to detail that bring the novel to life.

This is the first time we see Natasha’s power and energy put to use (mischievous as it is) and how she is always indulged. We also get her looking at Pierre twice, mere glances, but his inadvertent giggle is telling of what’s to come.