I'm reading the book now. I was so in love with the book for the first third, and have just started the second third. Jumping decades into the future with none of the characters it took you hundreds of pages to get to know is frustrating. Only the fact that I've read the whole first third is pushing me to read the rest. I hope it gets better because I have a lot more to go. Right now I feel like I have started a whole new book and am upset about the non-conclusion of the first...OMG!