Oh yes. Though I am forced to admit that I struggle to keep the names and relationships straight in my head.
Your struggling reminds me of mine when aged ten I read "Gods and Heroes. Myths and Epics of Ancient Greece", which had been one of my Christmas presents.It still does have a place of honour on my shelves.
I think I have read three of these volumes, in English (C&P, TI, TBK, not sure that I finished TI though).
TBK: Long ago I watched the film from 1958 with Yul Brynner and Maria Schell, but so far never made it through the book.Instead, I read most of the novellas, the short stories and his diary.Moved I was by the Idiot.
La vie est trop courte!
True, but it is also a matter of setting priorities.
Ah priorities... 1. Sanity; 2. Calm; 3; Beer; 4. Newspaper; 5. Beer... 6. Dostoyev... Beer... (with apologies to DQS I append a :)
Not to forget a wee dram of Malt now and then while reading, an excellent red while reading, an espresso while reading after lunch and before Siesta, reducing the consumption of mostly irrelevant news(papers) and watching almost no TV. Oh, and if not listening to classic Music, whilst cooking, listening to audio books.
We all find our different routes. I watch almost no TV, apart from some sport; but I am addicted to the "i" newspaper; I read many words online each day but have not read a book for years, although I do write some words each day; nor have I had a Malt for a few years, and I don't cook... perhaps I need to change my ways, dear Guru Sean... Pour me a Talisker and we can discuss.
Ah, I thought it were obvious that I was exaggerating. Unfortunately I am still by far too addicted to news. Good idea, the Talisker!
Oui, la vie est courte. We all need priorities. And we all find different routes. I guess that's why the Russian writers, and even some Irish (God forgive me) have totally lost me. Lately I've been deeply involved with the fascinating Aileen the Alien, Planet 717 and the prose and poetry of Andrew MacLaren-Scott. Add his exciting sciences books (Andrew Scott) which have captivated my attention.Put a bottle of French wine near a pile of this writer's books, and you would have my interest for hours. And not only mine, I can assure you. With or without wine!
Ah... Now many thanks dear Claude for that fine review of my little words. It pleases me so much that they can please you a little. (Andrew Scott, aka Andrew MacLaren-Scott, aka Don QuiScottie de L'Ecosse!).