Many say that it's the finest novel ever written, but I haven't yet read enough to know if that's true. Ayn Rand once said that "Anna" was the most dangerous book ever written. I can understand how she would feel that way. If you read my notes on her book, "Atlas Shrugged," you'll know that Ayn Rand had a powerful influence on me when I was younger. I reread that book every so often to see how it now strikes me. Over the years, my feelings toward it have changed considerably. Now, at middle-age, what Tolstoy has to say in "Anna Karenina" rings far truer, at least for me.