does it pick up?
I found the entire beginning of the book to be completely delightful, and I couldn't wait to get to the next segment. Now I am at about section 190 or so, and have found the last several sections to be painfully slow. I'm not loving or approving of any of the characters, and all the ones I like best are doing unpleasant things, and taking a tedious amount of time to do them. Does it pick up? I'm not even halfway through, so I know there is a ton of story to go, so... Encouragement, please!