War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear

I just finished the third volume of War and Peace and there has been a lot of war in this volume. I have to admit, the war parts are a bit of a slog. But this minor downfall gets evened out by the awesome (and admittedly crazy) characters and their insane lives. I mean, what is up with Pierre:


He decides to go to war (mind you, he is not a soldier), stumples upon the battlefield without realising it, stands in everybodies way at the most crucial point of the Russian forces, a constant smile on his lips, and after a few hours constant bombardment by the french troops he realises that people are dying and he just wants to go home. And upon coming home and learning that his brother-in-law and his best friend are dead and his wife wants a divorce (the way she wants to achive this divorce is just ludicrous), he decides to kill Napoleon.

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Totally ridiculous, but so much fun.