Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Sebastopol Sketches

by Leo Tolstoy.

Quickie recap: Tolstoy fought in the Crimean war, 1855, and recounts his experiences - from the battles to the decadent soldiering life (eating, drinking, gambling, whoring, VD).

Quickie review: Tolstoy balances his patriotism with "truth" and ends up depicting some very fine battle scenes.

Quickie recommendation: Not my cup of tea, and not my favourite Tolstoy, but bears the marks of a fine writer.

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