Saturday, June 23, 2012

War and Peace - Condensed Version



We meet several Russian aristocratic families. Napoleon invades Russia. Much drama in these households ensues. Some members go to war. Napoleon's army dissolves in Moscow - he retreats. Russians celebrate! Various Russian aristocrats marry!


This post was prepared so as to participate in the TrifecaWritingChallenge.com This weekend, we had to re-tell a favorite book in 33 words. Follow the link if you would like to give it a try :)

21 comments:

  1. Naaaaaaice job...very difficult to write a review in 33 words.. great!!!

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  2. Wow, this as am thousand impressive! I read it so many years ago I can't remember the plot!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle - this was a fun one!

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  4. Ahhh, Libby. I also submitted a summary of The Master, Leo the Leonine! Albeit, a different book.
    I also loved War & Peace, and your 33 words are the bomb!

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    1. Did you, perhaps, summarize Anna? (Anna and I are on a first name basis.)

      Thanks for the kind words - I liked this exercise :)

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    2. I did.
      Anna is a book I read twice now, and want to re-read it yet again.
      War & Peace -- once -- but again, it deserves a re-reading.
      Cheers.

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    3. Cip- I was reading Hemingway's, "The Green Hills of Africa." He mentioned that he was reading Tolstoy's, "The Cossacks." It was cool, he was talking up "The Russians," to this other hunter.

      Anyway, if you have not read The Cossacks, it is a slim volume and a good story!

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  5. You must have used those sponge words that expand when you drop them in water, otherwise how could you have possibly retold WaP so succinctly!!!

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  6. That's a lot of story for 33 words. Impressive!

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  7. You picked a mighty tome to condense. Well done. Thanks for playing. Come on back Monday for the big 33rd challenge, it’s going to be fun.

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  8. Holy cow - you could make a fortune selling this to high school students!
    Excellent retelling - brilliant, even!

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