What Tolstoy book should i read first?

Question by Carlie: What Tolstoy book should i read?
Ive heard several references to Tolstoy, thinking it was a book i googled it for a description only to find out he was an author. So now i am curious as to what of his books i should read. Which are the most popular?

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Answer by aperson
I’ve only read Anna Karenina. I didn’t love it, but i have to admit it was very well written.
I recommend it though. It was just a little too soap opera-y for my tastes.

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  1. Rutu says

    The Girl Who Played with Fire (Vintage)

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  2. MacFluffers says

    War and Peace is probably the most famous of his works, but that's a monster (nearly 1500 pages!).

    I suggest starting out with The Death of Ivan Ilyich. It's a novella, so it's not that long, and it's a good way to see what Tolstoy is like.

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