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4.0 out of 5 stars
the longest book i've ever read, 6 April 2005
In November last year I made a resolution to read a book that I would normally use as a doorstop or paperweight, and this book got the job (mainly due to its well-known reputation for stopping doors). It is truly colossal, and such a slow starter it takes real effort to get into the lives and times of the numerous characters. It's worth the effort though, once you are there the book really starts to fly, the details and emotions of the characters are beautifully sculpted by Tolstoy. By the time you are flying through the snowy Russian countryside in a troika thinking about Natasha's eyelashes it will be really hard to stop reading.
Make your own resolution, don't read another novel or book, read literature.