There are many classic books people tell you are "amazing!" "incredible" and "a must read."
One I had never read was a book that kept on popping up here and there with people saying how good it was. "Anna Karenina."
Eventually I decided to read it. Surely it couldn't be that bad?
I am not even halfway finished and yet I am already bored, horrified and upset over the main character's transformation and idiotic choices.
Frankly, I cannot see how a book with so much immorality in it can be held up so much by scores of people as a "fabulous , must read". Its kinda sad really.
|Image on a book cover I found on-line.|
I had to see how it ends so read up on it on Wikipedia and am happy now I know how it ends. It doesn't end happily. But, now I know how it'll end so I'm content in that knowledge.
But, I am still horrified with Anna and her behaviour and what she does. I shall link to the Wikipedia article on her and the book here as it is rather long and has mature content in it. Anna is an interesting character but I do not like her very much at all.
I prefer the secondary main female character Kitty. Her story is most interesting and her character delightful.
Frankly, I think Leo Tolstoy 's book is more admired for his writing style and the amazing quotes then the story itself.
I shall be finishing the book ,even though I know how it ends. As much as I dislike Anna herself it is a rather interesting story. And I imagine many would call it tragic. I do enjoy reading it but Anna gets to a stage where she gives me a headache and we need time apart. A new movie starring Keira Knightly in the role is coming out this year and frankly I am excited about that as I really feel Kiera could play the role very well. In the meantime I shall be finishing the book and then watching one of the old films of it. Watch out for a post on my finishing the book perhaps my view will have changed. And movie reviews of it.
Have you ever read Anna Karenina? Or any books by Leo Tolstoy? Have you ever read a book people said was awesome only to read it and think it wasn't?
Ta Ta Darlings!!!