Jan. 24th, 2007

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The first volume of War and Peace was excellent. The humour and characterisation were almost Austen-esque and I was very pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable it was.

I have to admit, though, that my interest did wane in the second volume, and I didn't think the main characters ended up with the right people at all.

Initially, I liked the fact that my opinions of the protagonists changed as they demonstrated their flaws or good qualities but, by the end, I didn't really care about any of those left alive.

It's still incredibly well written (and translated) and worth reading if you like nineteenth century soap opera!

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