zizban at adelphia.net wrote: >I got through tthe first book because my boss at work gushed about it. >The ending was worth it. My, how the characters have changed since then. I think this is about the tenth time we've all weighed in on these books. For my part I agree with you, the first book ,and maybe second book, was interesting and worth the read. The books get much more boring and long winded as he goes on. I have'nt read the latest and have no intention of doing so. I believe that he is writing 'filler' in order to stretch them out. Money; or arrogance in his own self-indulgent writing? Maybe his intentions are noble, but intentions can't and don't save these books from being the 'snooze' of the century. John D. Barbato, OD.