Oui… mais non…

When you decide to start reading a new book, you always receive pointers from friends.

Recently I was recommended ‘Shantaram’, loved it, ‘Marching powder’, loved it, ‘The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’, loved it…

So when I was told I should read Anna Karenina, the book that brought passion to millions (if not billions) of readers, I was impatient and curious.
What was all this enthusiasm about?

And… I am being bored.

First question is why is Toltstoy going on and on and on about those different lives and loves?!

Yes his writing is very clever, hopping from one character’s life to another one’s life but why does he feel that he has to go over his characters feelings over and over again?!

The second question is why is Tolstoy focussing so much on agriculture?
It becomes very heavy when we are being told for the 500th time how Russian peasants harvest!

All in all I’m struggling to finish this book but I’m not a quitter so hopefully I will succeed in reading it through ASAP, dying to start a new one that will actually bring some excitement!

Happy trails & remember: Carpe Diem!


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