Friday, February 01, 2013

Random new year resolutions ... #1




I will read "War and Peace" this year....  

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    1. Ta Ray... maybe you should try the audio version for whiling away the time when you're painting! :o)

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  2. Reading it now....started in Dec....27% read!

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    1. LJR70 - I have started it a couple of times but never persevered.. how are you finding it??

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  3. I read it many years ago and enjoyed it very much . . . but I DO have a strong suggestion for you.

    Go to your local libraries and read a few pages of several different translator's versions. Many translations of foreign (and particularly Russian) literature are of the "academic" variety. Find a translator who is readable as English; not one of the many who are "correct" but not very readable.

    A little time spent evaluating translators will serve you well.


    -- Jeff

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    1. Wise words Jeff... I have downloaded a couple of versions and will give guidance via a review if one of them is better

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  4. I read it many years ago also. I found it dull... but then, I wasn't a wargamer in those days...

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  5. You're a brave man. It should be an interesting read with the background of 1812 etc. but I'm with Moif - it don't half drag!

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