I finished this. Humm. I don't have much else to say.
I appreciate that she's a very talented writer. But somehow I was totally and utterly uninterested in the story. I think I anticipated that, which is why I put off reading it for so long. But I could barely make myself keep reading it. Despite her obviously refined prose and (in theory) interesting story.
It's times like these I worry about my commercial taste, and whether I *should* be an editor...!