Someday, hopefully soon, I'll learn not to pay attention to rave and wonderful reviews of books. I get these supposedly wonderful book and about half the time I find myself thinking 'what is all the hubbub about?' That's how I feel about this book; too many people/characters, too long, just boring. I read about 75 pages and realized I didn't really like what I was reading. I started skimming pages, jumping ahead to see if it got any better. For me, it didn't.