Posted: Feb 15, 2022 9:47 am
by Evolving
It really is a great read, but you need some time. Not as much as for Proust, I'll give you that (not that I've read him, he's still waiting on my bookshelves...). I've restarted W&P a few times, last year I got as far as where Pierre is initiated into the Freemasons (sorry about the spoiler, anyone reading), but an actual complete re-read is a rare success and hasn't occurred for many years.

I have the DVD set of a young Anthony Hopkins as Pierre in the 1970s BBC series. Very good indeed (and not quite so time-consuming).