I'm about 100 pages in and it's great! I feel as if I'm in safe hands and can relax into the book and enjoy the ride. If I let myself I could just gulp it down but I want to take it slow - it's so beautifully written. It's very different from The Snow Child but has that same feel for place. I've had the atlas out trying to figure out where exactly it's taking place. Hope those of you that try this enjoy it as much.