I don't know if I can finish this book. My copy runs to 710 pages, and 173 pages in, I have yet to really care about any of the characters. I really enjoyed Un Lun Dun, but this might just be too much for me.
I'm putting this book down, but it's not going on my "paused" list because I'm definitely done with it. In the end, I couldn't muster enough interest to continue. If you can't make me care about *anyone* in the book and I find the writing overblown, why should I continue reading?