A Suitable Lengthy Read

I love a nice, long read, but it’s been quite a while since I’ve committed to one. The Crimson Petal and the White was pretty long, but it went so quickly that it didn’t seem so. And Infinite Jest and my longest achievement to date (In Search of Lost Time) now seem like ancient history.

Anyway, based on the rave review (and gift) of my sister-in-law, I just started A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth. Weighing in at 1,474 pages, I imagine it will occupy the “Currently Reading” portion of my sidebar for a considerable amount of time.