Day 7

Posted on May 7, 2007 by Chris Lumens in .

I lied. I was going to post an entry about my knee hurting and missing the hike I wanted to do this weekend, but it suddenly got late and I don’t feel like writing all that much tonight. Instead, have another update on the reading.

I’m up to page 247, in section 2. It seems to me that section 1 was mainly there to introduce the characters. We get their motivations, their back stories, and their connections to each other. This is all hidden inside a dense and rambling narrative so it’s hard to tell exactly what’s what. There’s also little nuggets of the plot amongst all the diversions. Section 2 is much easier reading. The plot is advancing quite rapidly and the characters are starting to figure out what’s going on around them. There are fewer diversions and fewer new characters being introduced.

I still get the feeling that I am missing lots of the references and hidden meaning. That will have to be okay this time through the book since I’m reading more for completion than for understanding.