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Unimportant Musings

Where an amateur attempts at divining somewhat passable insights.

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War and Peace: Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear, Leo Tolstoy
Progress: 112/1273 pages
The Sicilian - Mario Puzo While not nearly as all-around amazing as The Godfather, The Sicilian still remains a rather entertaining read, but as is obvious from looking at the two months it took me to finish the book, it could do with a whole lot of tidying up. As it is, the time-jumps are disorienting and annoying, the language so often abrupt and clunky as to be distracting, and some characters little better than plot devices and nothing more, to say nothing of a few infuriatingly predictable twists regarding certain characters at the end. In small doses, The Sicilian can be exciting and great for escapism, but after reading it for longer stretches of time, little flaws soon become glaring and pile up until, considering what could've been, the book starts to seem a disappointment. Coulda, woulda, shoulda.