NS I hadn't read a book in ages - more than a year, I think. And yet, i picked up a serious book like this. I read it in 4 days on a beach vacation to Mexico. I managed to read bits of it before sleeping, during the day, by the pool side and in flights. I really wanted to see the end, though it was difficult to do so in some portions - because events are not mentioned chronologically and the writer jumps between stories.