War and Peace: 2019


#1

No, not a Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel.

I posted this in another thread but thought I could possibly rope some others (hi @xylo) into doing this with me.

Turns out if you read one chapter a day of War and Peace you finish it in just under a year. No chapter is longer than 11 pages so it’s very manageable, and the subreddit below has chapter discussion threads every day, so it’s a fun communal thing too.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ayearofwarandpeace/

50p on Kindle so why the heck not.

Who fancies it?


#2

come on mates this will be magical


#3

Read about 170 pages. Shite.


#4

Does that mean you won’t be partaking?


#5

I think I’ll give this a go. It’s almost certainly one of those things I’ll fall behind on sometime in Feb/March and give up on but it’s something to do in January innit?


#6

Exactly, if any of us actually see it through it’ll be remarkable, but it’ll be fun to see who the last person standing is.


#7

More like BORE and peace mirite lads


#8

you’re a mug, it gets awesome towards the end


#9

I will not be doing this sorry


#10

On a serious note, i have to read books within about two weeks of starting them or i lose interest and start something else. Terrible habit but f reading a book over 10 months or whatever.


#11

do you have to read 11 pages a day or can you just read it normally


#12

You can read it normally but you won’t be welcome here.


#13

reading ~11 pages a day for a year of a single book sounds literally impossible


#14

No, because I’d end up becoming one of those arseholes that tells people he’s read War and Peace, and I try to avoid becoming that person at all costs.


#15

Yeah I might do this


#16

Surely Gravity’s Rainbow is worse

holistic cosmology etc


#17

Heard a bloke on the radio the other week who’d tried listening to the W&P audiobook, found it very confusing and then resorted to reading the book. At that point he realised he’d been listening to the audiobook on shuffle.


#18

just don’t tell people


#19

ah for crying out loud jook, i put my copy into a storage box last thursday


#20

hi cowcow!