Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War Novel! These words exclaimed on the cover in larger type than the author's name.
After 300 pages, I see why it is worthy of the award.
However... and you knew there would be a "however."
However, at what point do you give up, give in, dreamily look at the other beautiful book covers, sneak peeks, flip through the first few pages, the first chapter, then return and check the last chapter of a 750-page-plus doorstop?
It looks like right. About. Now.