Today's Question is...
What book took you the longest to read, and do you feel it was the content or just the length that made it so?
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
I read it the summer before junior year of high school. It took me ALL SUMMER. Part of it is certainly the length-- my copy weighs in at nearly 900 pages. But Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is only a few pages shorter, and that took me less than a day. A large part is content. Tolstoy has a lot of thoughts on Russia's peasants that I didn't know what to do with. And everyone had a million different names, so it was hard to keep them straight.
Now that I know more about Russia and Tolstoy's overall context and have a lot more experience with Russian literature, I'd like to pick it up again.
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