Reading for Wednesday 19/11/08
Book 8 is out to drag us down even further, if possible, than the ending of Book 7. We start with Pierre – I’m in a rush to go off to a concert, so I don’t have time to go into all the details – but look at him. He’s become the very mindless aristocrat that he was so looking to avoid.
He’d be the type of person that he wouldn’t fit in with normally, and that Andrei couldn’t stand.
His faith in freemasonry has fallen through. But underneath, haunting him, is the question that it must all mean something. Not having found his answer in faith, he’s headed for the option that most other people opt for – fill your life with so much fun that you won’t have time to think.
This works for some of us – but there are many of us who just don’t stop thinking, do we?