I read a little over half of this long, densely-written book. I wasn't looking forward to continuing, but I kept thinking I should finish because I'd invested so much time in it already. But I told myself I wasn't gonna do that this year. So, permission granted to let it go. It's not a bad book. He just tries to cover too much time and too many characters, such that none of it feels real and the characters are underdeveloped.