Top critical review
Incredibly for a book, it's just too wordy.
on 30 January 2014
I'm about 75% done with this, and sadly, just not enjoying it. Very literally, the first 75% of the book is helpfully summarised in Chapter 35 of the Kindle edition, which kinda means you can just start from there rather than plod through the first 34 rather boring chapters. It's difficult to say more without major spoilers, but there are entire chapters which can be safely skipped here with no overall repercussions to the plot so far.
Edit : Having finished it now, I'd add that the ending is poor and doesn't tie up much in the way of the plot either. Two big mysteries at the end remain much of a mystery apiece, and seems mainly to have been incorporated into the plot in the first place just to act as a general vehicle.