Finally I have finished this book. I began it in June, 2012. Had been stuck halfway for a while. And only a few days ago i was determined to finish it off, to have another book added to my reading challenge in 2013, one that was half read. I think it's time for celebrations.Look, I enjoy the allusions throughout these books to our world, most notably WW2 times, but then again I have a hard time believing it.