This book was wonderful. Top to bottom, all 811 pages of it. I was only disappointed by it being over.
Russian stories don’t distance you from the people in them. I heard someone criticize them once for never using two-dimensional characters. Oh, man, no way! I love getting to know all those people in the books. It feels like I got to know a huge set of very interesting people. Anna, Karenin, Levin and Kitty were the main heroes, but everyone had their foibles and their adventures.
I loved the story, and I loved how Tolstoy told it. Basically, Anna Karenina falls in love with Vronsky, one of those fairy tale loves. Only problem is, she is already married. And she has a baby boy.
It was so great. to hear all the perspectives about the situation of women, and how faith comes into play with such a choice.
I just wish I could have really known these people Such smart, earnest interesting people.
Like I said, I only wished it had lasted longer.