Originally Posted by clockwise
To have included War and Peace
among the 50 is better than bravo.
Hope we get a bigger following in the 2012 thread. Did anyone do all the 50 in earlier years? I know 2010 was a miserable failure but what about ancient history?
IT is finished. And so am I. With 2 weeks to spare. The story of 4 Russian aristocratic families during the Napoleonic Wars and shortly thereafter (1805-1820). I had a hard time keeping up with who belonged to which family, but everyone pretty much got the girl or the guy in the end.. Except for 2 or 3 major deaths in the younger generation. My favorite character was Pierre Bezuhov- supposedly the simple minded one of the bunch, but in truth anyhing but. His wife was Natasha Bezuhov (nee Rostov). Second favorite favorite.
I could have done without Tostoy's philosophical blather at the end. He really didn't say much that I hadn't read or heard before.
I'd recommend the book, but read it in parallel at 20-30 pgs a day.
Are we doing it again next yer?