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I quit with an hour to go because I just couldn’t stand the tedium any more. War and Peace was so much more enjoyable. On so many people on the world, what I’m interested on reading the most is another ordinary life story based – like if I’m interested on knowing how the new house was decorated or in such superfluos wife and daughter of Ivan had. Trivia About The Death of Ivan The narration by Walter Zimmerman was certainly not bad, but it didn’t add anything.
And at this point in time the message just seems so obvious–for me the entire book could basically be summed up as duh. It was like watching the movie Titanic where you want to scream, just sink already!!
View all 6 comments. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mishanya Tolstoy stood on the position of humanism, claiming that the inevitability of the death makes our circumvantes all useless. The selfless servant is an embodiment of this quiet virtue. His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him in later life to become a fervent Christian anarchist and anarcho-pacifist.
I do love romanticism I suppose that is what this would classify as but this particul Quite heavy-handed with the metaphors. A nasty story at that! The book begins with Ilyich dead, and then goes back to tell us all about how he got that way, and for at least half the book I’ve found myself pleading exasperatedly, “OMG, hurry up and just die again already!
Would you like to report poor quality or formatting in this book? If my copy wasn’t digital of this book i would find great pleasure in burning this slowly over a bonfire while cackling maniacally.
Oh woe is fucking me! I was initially put off by the introduction that ces on FOREVER and basically told the story, then the actual book was so simplistic, a story told a thousand times.
Really interesting – NOT! He idolizes the simple peasant who is the only person who is kind to dess as he dies and realizes what a better life this poor noble man had than him wit Seriously, I don’t get the hype about Tolstoy. Very disturbing but posed some deep thoughts about society and life. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
I bore the nausea like a man, but was furious when I realized there was so little relief at the end. Killing Commendatore Haruki Murakami. I highly recommend avoiding this ridiculous book at all costs. I think a lot of it paralleled what Tolstoy was going through in his life at the time. Tolstoy and I may just not get along. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Maureen Spengel Oh, yes.
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The selfless servant is an embodiment of this quiet virtue. Open Preview See a Problem? Talk about a depressing book!!!!
Amazon Giveaway allows you to iiwan promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. In any event, upon finishing this story, I said aloud to my husband as I said at this beginning of these comments, “What a terrible, terrible story. So while you may write so eloquently, I feel there is little point to the dess torture of Ivan Ilych.
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I don’t generally like reading literature that needs external context. Perhaps I hated it so much because I’m alive, and like the characters contained within, none of us wants to face our own mortality and eventual death. Want to Read saving…. Hardcoverpages. Nothing about it stood out except the dreariness. Somebody who is too happy with their life and want’s to be depressed. It could be that I hate required reading or something about the book itself, but I couldn’t find anything to enjoy about the story at all.
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I can’t stand Tolstoy. To be fair, I might have enjoyed this iwzn if I’d read it a little closer to high school, or years ago, or if I’d read the print version instead. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Yes, I boo your shallow morality tale “masterpiece. How to you pronounce Ilych?
I just really,really hate this with a passion.
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The titular Ivan didn’t feel like a real character to me, but a blank slate onto which you can project your own feelings. I don’t know why I read this. He was a judge.