took me a lot longer than i hoped to finish, but i had a hard time getting into it. but once things start rolling (about a third of the way through) i couldnt put it down. lots of stuff with most of my fav characters. some i have been waiting ages to hear from again.
the ending coulda used some more umph like the earlier books but still pretty great.
his writing is getting to me though. if he quit writing about all the food, drink and histories of inconsequential characters, the book would be a third of the size.
esp the food.