This was a book I was trying to read for my library book group. Turning each page was an effort - every time I finished a page, I thought, "well, I'm through one more page." Finally decided that life was too short for that, and stopped tormenting myself with it. One of the most tedious books I ever tried to read. People in the book group said it got better when you got further in, so maybe I'll try it again some day.