I avoided this book for quite a while:

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Looking back, I’m not sure why. Despite the slow start, I found myself sucked in. A little historical fiction and a little sci-fi. A little drama and love and mystery and not as much cheesy “interconnected-ness” as I expected. The structure is beautifully daring (half-spoiler alert: it’s a pyramid!). Even during the sections that I cared less about I kept turning the page, wanting to know how we would get to the next section or back to the one we just left. That seemed like a good sign.

If you’ve been avoiding it I would recommend just giving it a try. Don’t mind that page count. Big books can be a gift.

The question is now, should I see the movie?

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