There is a flavor to Tolstoy's writing - it feels light and almost fluffy in delivery - extremely easy to digest. Yet it is also deliciously complex, and one is left feeling moved and elated. The tone and the events may be wrenching at times. Teeny details about love, marriage, loyalty (and other huge themes) are written with satisfying clarity. I was surprised: a novel written over 100 years ago reads as fresh as though written last week - super duper good.