War And Peace

I believe there's a time and place to read the classics. But I haven't found that time or place for War And Peace yet. I  mean I've tried to plow through it twice now and neither time stuck. The farthest in I made it was 20 pages ... it seemed like all the women were princesses and they all were named Mary, or Marya, and all the male characters were generals in the army and named Peter and Pierre. So confusing. But I'ma changin my ways. As of yesterday, I'm doing it. I'm reading War And Peace. After all, it's "The Greatest Novel Of Our Time"—or so the book's back cover reads.