97% done with War and Peace


I’m not re-reading the second epilogue because it’s a waste of time. For me the only purpose it serves is to show that even a genius like Tolstoy can make a major blunder. Nothing in the second epilogue serves any other purpose than to review what we’ve learned much more elegantly from the novel preceding. Tolstoy must think his readers are idiots to have ever thought this was a good idea.