Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - 9/10 Fantastic bit of literature. I found War and Peace sluggish and a bit too dense, but Anna Karenina, despite it's length (~900 pages) was a wonderful, amazing read. I didn't get bored at all, which is rare for me in Russian literature as there are usually bourgeois/aristocratic discussions about 19th century politics and social issues that can reaaaaally get boring after 50 pages or so. I loved it. Tolstoy's masterpiece to be sure, and probably one of my top ten novels of all time, and top 5 by a Russian author. Between Time and Timbuktu or Prometheus-5 by Kurt Vonnegut - 7/10 Girlfriend gave me a first edition of this book for my birthday last month, and I read it this past week. Extremely fast read, as it's technically a book in TV-script form. Took me only 2 hours or so. Regardless as a big Vonnegut fan I really enjoyed it - the protagonist journeys through many of Vonneguts other universes, including famous scenes from Cat's Cradle, Harrison Bergeron, Player Piano, etc. Not a ton of substance but a diverting little quirky read nevertheless. Right now I'm about a third of the way into VALIS by Phillip K Dick and I'm enjoying it immensely. Next up is either Mikael Bulgakov's The Master and Margerita or McCarthy's Blood Meridian which I read about half of a year or two ago and abandoned for some reason or another, but I remember it being quite compelling.