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I started reading the copy of War and Peace that I bought a while back. It's slow going, I'm only 100 pages in. Events of note thus far:

Two tea parties, three dinner parties, Russians who hate the French and yet continuously speak in French, two strokes, one death, and one incidence of rich, young, drunken hooligans being confronted by a policeman for bear baiting, capturing said policeman and tying him to the back of said bear, and then tossing their newly created bear/policeman amalgam into a river.

Despite all that, peace turns out to be somewhat dull, and it seems like not much has happened. Still things should pick up a bit at some point. It says "War" right on the spine, and it's got 1100 pages left to deliver.

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Let me know when you get into the troop formations on the western front, and the marching drills they perform. That is some good readin!

Nobody runs from the bear police. Nobody.

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