Epic Reading - War and Peace - Have you read it?

@Bizziebod (3526)
April 29, 2008 2:50pm CST
Well I've just found a copy of War and Peace, it was going cheap so I thought it would be good to pick it up. I haven't started reading it yet, it's famous for it's length and I'm guessing it's a good book, but no one I know has read it yet! Have you read this book? Would you recommend it as a good read or would you avoid it like the plague just because of the shear size of it. I want to read it so I can say i've read that book, and none of my friends have done so..
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@Darkwing (21590)
29 Apr 08
No, I've never attempted reading War and Peace my friend, as I was told it was quite a hard book to get into. Is it longer than The Mists of Avalon? I've no idea what to tell you about the book, War and Peace, as I did avoid it, not because of the length, but because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get into it, on the word of a friend. Brightest Blessings, my dear friend. So good to have you back. xx
@Bizziebod (3526)
29 Apr 08
Thank you Darkwing, that's really sweet of you! I only intended to say hello to everyone really, but ended up doing a fair few posts and responses!! I've got quite into it again ! It's lovely to hear from you again and as I've still got you on my email list so I did read through your discussion when you've posted them! I shall let you know how I get on with war and peace (why do we put ourselves through these things just on a whim?)Brightest Blessing to you also my friend!
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@Darkwing (21590)
30 Apr 08
Yes do, my friend. I hope you enjoy it!
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
30 Apr 08
No sorry i have not read that book..I will say this i have heard from people who have read the book and they claim it is a good book..I do know it is a popular book..
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@Bizziebod (3526)
30 Apr 08
It is quite a famous book, although I think it's famous more for the length of it, it's quite an enormous book! Oh well good bed time reading I guess!
29 Apr 08
I tried reading it. The human interest parts were all right, but the army and war parts were so boring that I just gave up in the end. I usually see books through right to the end even if I'm not enjoying it, but I just couldn't with this one. I think it was the entire chapter devoted to a military inspection that did me in. I just couldn't take any more!
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@Bizziebod (3526)
29 Apr 08
mmm this is what I'm worried about, I find the war quite boring anyway, but usually read at bed times so this will be a sure fire way to get to sleep! Thanks for your input!
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
29 Apr 08
what i have been trying to do is read classics (which are much better than some of today's authors) i have read most of james joyce (whom i love!) and most of f scott fitzgeralds books, i have read some canadian books such hugh mclenans 'barometer rising' which is about the explosion in halifax during ww1...but i havent read war and peace...i hope you will tell us about it!
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@Bizziebod (3526)
29 Apr 08
I've also brought the catalogue of Ernest Hemmingway to read through also, but I will have plenty of time soon whilst i'm recovering from an op, so will let you know for sure after that! Thanks for your response!