74% done with War and Peace


I love how Tolstoy can make us feel the silence in the room by first showing Platon immediately falling asleep, then he switches to the sounds of cries and the fire outside and far away, then back inside to just Pierre’s thoughts. We are in that room with him as he becomes dimly aware of how is world is changing and the new light for him in it. It’s such a simple scene, but it is masterfully written.