The dinosaurs are throwing a big party because I FINALLY FINISHED THIS BOOK. Dinosaurs still roamed the earth when I began it. I’m not sure what year that was, but there’s a receipt in the pages from another store–not the bookstore where I bought it–dated 1999, so make of that what you will. Perhaps if I hadn’t read hundreds of other books–and written and edited a few–in the interim, I might have finished it sooner.
It doesn’t bode well for how long the other two in the set will take to read. I estimate we’ll have colonized Mars by the time I finish.