Friday, June 04, 2010

4th Grader

Do you have War and Peace? I don't know who wrote it, but my dad said that if I can read it by the end of the summer he'd give me 100 dollars.

11 comments:

Fk Mikenj said...

my dad really love this book, but i never read it
ebook: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2600

Rodion said...

Not worth it.

eli297 said...
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eli297 said...

i love the book, but the guy would be better off with something easy rather that war and peace with plenty of french insisde...

Michelle said...

Love that book, but sure as hell wouldn't have understood the nuances of it in 4th grade.

James said...

This book bored me to tears. I read it all the way through, just to be able to say I did. It was a chore the whole way through.

ChaucerT said...

Dear 4th grader,
My advice to you is to create a blog and ask everyone that ever tried to read it to send you a dollar. You'll have well more than the lousy $100 that your dad offered you and you can teach him a lesson (or two - or more) about how to be creative.
Check out a psychology book and read about passive-aggressive behavior. It will benefit you far more than "War and Peace."
p.s. I have a degree in English Literature and education and I wouldn't put anyone through the torture.

Mikhail said...

Hi man, the book is from Russian literature, and English one is not related to W&P anyhow.
In fact it's an extremely serious book about people, nations, families, ideas, wishes, history, war and peace. In currently alive educated Earth population 90% of people are lying about reading it, 9% read it but left untouched and 1% mistakenly think they've got the point. It's your turn now. My recommendation is 1) don't try to catch anything or take a duty of reading, 2) find one theme close to your interests (like passion, history, religion) and one person who seems to think like you do and follow it in the book. The book is huge, with amazing layers of meaning.

Roussev said...

They can't understand Mikhail, they just can't ... thats why history repeats itself very often ... whatever ...

Melodie said...

Awesome.

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Ha! I just read this post to my husband and he said, "Dad's kind of an a**hole!"