Day: February 13, 2011

War And Peace Diaries, I

Day 1: Introduction – 56 It opens with a French dialogue. Introduction excluded, of course. There are footnotes for translation. I don’t know any French so I resorted to those. And there are also various notes, which I did not bother reading. This is because those are located at the end of the book. I would have read them if they were on the same page, such as the case is in The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao. I gathered that since they were not conveniently placed, they must be for the nitpicker. I resolved not to be one this time. So there’s this soiree. Characters are introduced page after page. One might compulsively list them down, but I didn’t bother. I just read and went on with the pace, which I found really fluid. Then I couldn’t figure out who the major players were. Pierre appears. Prince Andrei appears. They made a lasting impact on me, what with the outburst of opinions that they had on that high society soiree. They must be the protagonists. I checked the blurb …