34% done with War and Peace


What I love about Tolstoy is that he does not go in for bull shit. When people say things like “these days” he knows it’s going to be followed by bullshit because he knows people do not change no matter when they live and he knows that only stupid people think they quite understand “these days” as nobody else does and have detected some flaw in “these days”. And so he puts these words in Vera’s mouth.