After reading Anna Karenina almost every day for the past 4 weeks, it occurred to me that I have failed to take notes to write a final review. I have a few tweets and Goodreads status updates, but I haven’t fully captured the things that struck me as I got deeper and deeper into the story. And since this is an epic, voluminous book those times were many. With over 80 chapters to go, at this stage I don’t particularly love or hate any particular characters (although Laska, the thinking dog should get an honourable mention).
I think Anna Karenina is an everyday woman who had a nice life, but met a hot guy and she couldn’t resist the attention and opportunity to experience crazy wild passionate love. Right now, I feel empathy for her husband Alexey Alexandrovitch. Yes, he’s a cold fish and boring, but he loves her in his own way and is completely crushed when she leaves him. Did she make the right choice? I think Tolstoy’s moral of the story is that there are no right or wrong choices in pursuing happiness. What’s most important are the consequences of your choice.
Did I just write my final review?