Boasting with your impressive library collection doesn’t mean a thing if you haven’t actually read any of the books!
It all started out when historian Katrina Gulliver decided to respond to a Twitter thread started off by a user named “Marchella”, who encouraged people to educate themselves about “the follies of communism” after watching Netflix’s The Last Czars and reading War and Peace.
Gulliver asked Marchella what War and Peace, a novel about the French invasion of Russia, had to with communism, and it was then when a guy with the user name “The Righteous Pumpkin Trebuchet” offered his absolutely unsolicited and uneducated response.
The guy has since deleted his account, but not after he posted a number of responses defending himself.
Luckily (for us, at least) someone managed to grab screenshots of his account and his tweets, so here they are:
Just to note: the not-so Righteous Pumpkin was completely wrong, as Leo Tolstoy began drafting War and Peace in 1863, and the book spans between 1805 and 1820, 60 years before the Russian author’s time and he spoke with people who lived through the 1812 French invasion of Russia as a part of his research.