I gave this, the seventh novel in the Outlander series, about 100 pages, and then I gave up. I loved the first three or four, felt like I was pushing myself to read the fifth and sixth, and now I guess I'm not willing to slog through the excessive descriptions. They're nicely written, of course, with lovely, historical details. But for now, I can't take it. Maybe someday, when I'm on a long vacation that involves much lying around on a beach. Although, the book is so heavy, I'm not sure that would be very relaxing.