So, I get all the hoopla. It was really good....in parts, and just dragged (can I say that?) on and on and on and on....in other parts. So much so I considered shelving it many times. I fell like the ending was incomplete, not in the sense that there is a second book looming, but simply incomplete. All in all , I am glad I finished it. But I don't think its a book to read a second time.