Sunday, May 29, 2011
ANNA KARENINA - Leo Tolstoy
This has been described as the greatest novel ever written by many down through the years.
I have read it, enjoyed the majority of it but it is not the greatest novel I have ever read according to me.
The writing is superb but like all novels that were originally serialized its a bit big.
There are two complete novels in this , and I enjoyed Levin's story much more than Anna's. The descriptions of Levin's life on the farm are some of the best I have ever read, completely draws you in.
Anna comes across as a spoiled,silly woman whose story does nothing for me.
So, I have read it but it was not the revelation that was promised to me.