War and Peace--Over at Last
by, 04-11-2012 at 01:47 AM (544 Views)
I began speed reading through the last books of Tolstoy's epic. As I repeatedly said I do not regret the read but decidedly let down on the awe and wonder factor.
I'm starting to view this book as an emsemble cast that is constantly changing places on stage, saying a few words then moving on.
The wrap up was a let down with only Nicolas getting any real sense of closure.
Pierre is as unbelievable as ever and Nastasha is the real let down. I almost suspect a Disney film could be done since it really just boils down to They All Almost Lived Happliy Ever After--the ones left standing that is.
The others seem to have an epithany before dying except for Petya who would be alive if he had followed orders. There is a place for him on an Away Team from Star Trek any episode.
One by product of all this my regard for Walter Scott has increased--HE gives his characters due attention even if he goes on and on and on about them.