Sorry, I just can't. I'm on page 160 which is the halfway mark & can honestly say I don't care if the protagonist lives or dies. Such a disappointment as I've enjoyed other books by this author & heard such rave reviews about this one.
But the glacial pace, plethora of stiff-upper-lip characters & over use of internal comments in parentheses (meant as comic relief ?) are slowly making me lose the will to live. It's probably just a case of mismatch between reader & book. I'm not enjoying it & have so many other books I want to read so I think I'll just leave this here. Might pick it back up if I have trouble falling asleep tonight.