The War-and-Peace-O-Meter: Week Seven

Previous weeks: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

I’ve broken the 500-page barrier this week. I wouldn’t want all books to be this long, but there is something almost luxurious about the opportunity you have, as a reader, to become absorbed in these characters’ lives. The epic scale of the novel is very much grounded in the emotions of the characters, whose virtues and flaws ebb and flow as the narrative throws love and power at them. It’s all very pleasing and satisfying to read.

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