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twinzz2003, February 8, 2007 (view all comments by twinzz2003)
I actually finished reading Anna Karenina yesterday morning. I have to say I don't think I've ever read a more rewarding book than this one. Although it has it's high points and low points(at times being very tedious), I would rank it as one my favorite books. I was even disappointed when it was over.
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