What’s your favorite book? Mine is still one that I read when I was just starting my early adulthood. A great classic, by the great writer …
Leo Tosltoy: Ana Karenina.
I reckon that the book is long. But it is written in such a way, that it flows by. You can’t put it down because you want to know what is going to happen with all those characters. And there are many characters. However, you can keep with the story that is happening to each one of them. Also, with having a written description, you can make yourself the impression of how each of this fictional people are. You can get a very well formed image of them, just by their actions, their ideas, what they say and what they do.
Nevertheless, the thing that I loved the most about this book, is that it has made me realize that humanity’s essence it is and has always been the same. What each human being expects, want, fear is in the end the same. No matter time, no matter place. Ana Karenina was written 100 years before and on the other side of the world to where I live. But still, if I removed the particularities of time and place, and left the bear soul, the essence of the characters I could see something that could have happened next to me. So, how great can a book be, if you get that out of it!
Have you read it? Do you agree with my point of view? What was your impression after reading it?
PS: I have the 2012 movie version with Kaira Nigthly. The movies (or at least this particular one) don’t show at all this impression. It doesn’t even cover all the characters of the book.