I finally, FINALLY finished all 677 pages of The Once and Future King, thank the Lord, and have now turned to a lesser literary commitment: One Day by David Nicholls.
One Day tracks the relationship of a man and woman for two decades on a single day of each year. Do they get together? Do they find their life's purpose? The reader has to piece it together through these annual glimpses. I was telling a friend this weekend that I like novels with gimmicks, and this one fits the bill.
One Day is decently written, poignant, and funny. I like the pace of it, and the characters are absorbing. But really, the thing I'm enjoying most about One Day is, IT'S NOT SO DAMN LONG.