Cant believe that I finally read this masterpiece. It was lying on the shelf for more than 3 years."Anna Karina" seemed like walk in a park but somehow with this one I couldn't get pass 10-20 pages everytime I tried to. But thanks to some history lessons from Dan Carlin and this growing love for Russian literature, this book seemed to say,"time is ripe to devour me."
In a state of reverie at the moment.
The sheer magnanimity of the world depicted by Count Tolstoy is breathtaking. Its sort of a crash course to everything one could think of. Of life and death, love and hatred, courage and fear, greed and generosity, and finally war and peace.
Throughout the course of the book Tolstoy handsomely refutes actions of man down the history with the power of reason.
Yes, the book centers around 5 fictional families alongside historical personalities such as Napolean, Alexander and Kutuzov (this book is a must read for anyone who's curious to know the everyday happenings of the court life in the 19th century France and Russia).
However, Tolstoy with this masterpiece seems to wage a war with the learned men of ages indefinitely. Whether it's a historian, scholar, king, kingmaker, guardian of reason or religion, he doesn't spare anyone who's not looking deep into underlying facts of nature, reality and causality. Well, one could argue that who's he to wage a war in the first place? But there's no denying the fact that he's gonna get hold of you once you start flipping the pages.
The dude delivers razor blade insight into almost every law governing mankind in general at the age of 35.
Cant wait to watch the BBC drama series and the epic film series by Sergei Bondarchuk.
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