An Update for Tom
The good news. I've less than fifty pages left in Quicksilver. I might actually finish the thing.
The bad news. I couldn't bear sticking it in my bag again, not for just 50 pages, so my train/PATH reading today was Sarah Vowell's The Partly Cloudy Patriot.
The sad news. While I admire the insane ambition and scope of the trilogy, I can' really say I'm that glad I read it. Some great fun pieces in there in a range of areas--scientific, sexual, scatological--but at the end of the day, it was just too damn much like work, and too damn much like a history textbook for me to really enjoy it..