19 January 2015

'War and Peace'

I'm almost three-quarters of the way through Tolstoy's classic unit of measure for book longevity and plan to do a review once I've finished. While I'm having difficulty keeping track of all of the characters, I'm finding the description of the Napoleonic Wars very illuminating. In this age of instant access to information, we tend to forget that it wasn't always like that and a conflict could be concluded by the time the message saying it had started reached a capital city... and you could wait for months for a reply to your letter.

Life was a slower pace back then, I guess. I wonder if people got as bored as they do now.

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