Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I finally finished Anna Karenina. All these years I have heard this book referenced in other books, articles, and movies. Whenever I looked at the book, it was so thick and it looked very intimidating. Thank Heavens for Audio Books and a semi long trip to and from work. After 30 discs I finished today. Would I recommend this book to my friends, no! I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it mostly because I don't love soap operas. The characters in this book are all missing a few brain cells. None of them know how to properly communicate and because they don't communicate well, they are unable to control their thoughts. There were long winded monologs that were so boring that I let my mind take off. I thought there would be more Russian History, but sadly there was very little. There was only one reference to the Tzar and none to the revolution that went on during this period. Sometimes when you finish a book you feel sad because you will miss the characters. I was so glad to be rid of the characters in this book that I came home and had a root beer float to celebrate. Maybe it was just too deep for me, but at least I did it, I got through Anna Karenina.