*sigh* i actually didn't get through the whole thing ... i only read about half of it. i think it's partly the stress of starting school. lol. but i didn't finish it and then i had to return it to the library. DX and i couldn't seem to really ... get into it. it was good and interesting in the beginning, and I liked the concept of the whole WWII/fairy tale analogy thing. But it just got bizarre after a while, to the point where I couldn't tell what was real and what was dreamed/imagined ... it just didn't make sense. but maybe i'll try it again someday.