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War and Peace

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Redshirt
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Has anybody else read War and Peace?
If you have, do you know any other good, long books like that to read?
 

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I got excited when I saw the title! I'm Slavic and War and Peace is next on my list of books to read. I just have to finish Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky.
If you enjoyed War and Peace, look for other 'difficult' books that are required readings in Russian schools. Dead Souls by Gogol, books by Dostoevsky (I read Idiot, it kind of broke my heart in some places. Great book for considering the psychological implications of how someone grew up, there's a certain female character that especially captivated me).
Read Dumas, I loved his books. I'm not talking about the better known Three Musketeers, but the other books about French royalty, don't remember the titles.

Sorry if this didn't help. I just had to reply to a thread with a title like that.
 

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Yeah, thanks for the suggestions.
 

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For those who have read war and peace, which section was your favorite? Which group of people did you like the best?
 
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I got excited when I saw the title! I'm Slavic and War and Peace is next on my list of books to read. I just have to finish Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky.
If you enjoyed War and Peace, look for other 'difficult' books that are required readings in Russian schools. Dead Souls by Gogol, books by Dostoevsky (I read Idiot, it kind of broke my heart in some places. Great book for considering the psychological implications of how someone grew up, there's a certain female character that especially captivated me).
Read Dumas, I loved his books. I'm not talking about the better known Three Musketeers, but the other books about French royalty, don't remember the titles.

Sorry if this didn't help. I just had to reply to a thread with a title like that.
if ure going to read dumas, you should absolutely read the count of monte cristo first
 

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Well, I should have finished TLoTR a week ago, but I stopped reading with a 150 pages to go, because I don't want it to end :(

On my copy of War & Peace it says:

'Love and battle, terror and desire, life and death. It's a book that you don't just read, you live '

But.. I'm debating whether to go there or not, the last thing I want is disappointment for Christmas.

Is it any good?

 

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It's good, but it does have its ups and downs.
 

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War and Peace is next on my list of books to read. I just have to finish Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky.
(not exactly) Coincidentally, this is my reading situation at the moment.


OP - If you're looking for challenging reads, Friedrich Nietzsche delivers. Non-fiction though, if you're in to that sort of thing...
 
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