Not so. War and Peace is like a soap opera. You choose the subjects that interest you, and follow them with fervor throughout the book. Good luck on that. Finishing my 2nd go around with Anna Karenina.
That’s not a methodology I can see myself adopting. I tend to consume books, bones, gristle, fat, muscle, flesh, and everything else. It took me a long time just to read 180 pages of Moby Dick because of the richness of the diet.
At 1300 pages, War and Peace is more likely to produce just war inside my stomach. The peace will come after the digestion.