I'm sorry. This is just too slow for me. I got about 120 pages in, and nothing much had happened. Even in a 550 page book that's still pretty darn far. I feel bad for giving up on it now, because I can sense that something good was about to happen. I have the feeling that this is the kind of book that could easily take me months to finish. Maybe one day I'll attempt to read this again. It seems like a wonderful book, I just haven't developed enough patience for it yet.