41% done with War and Peace


Tolstoy must have known a real-life Marya Dmitrievna because I don’t think even he could have invented such a character. It’s not that she’s remarkable, or over-the-top, it’s just that she’s so real.

I love this slow build up of dread for Natasha’s and Andrei’s wedding. All of book 7 had this in the background, and now with the old prince in a bad way, with the convenient marriage of Boris, the end’s up