Has anyone picked this book up yet? It's massive, 800 pages. I'm intrigued. Check out this review at Powells.com from a September 17th Salon.com post. The byline is, "When Harry Potter met Jane Austen."
It looks wonderful. Better yet, it's a first-time novelist. Which is one of my favorite categories.
However, I really would have to take out a second mortgage to buy it and then have to go to the gym just to be able to carry it around. Why are hard covers so damn expensive? And 800 pages, that's crazy talk. All the same...it's going on my virtual nightstand.