Hi GavYou know what this is still a good review. And you are being fair and hosnet, which is the only thing an author and publisher can ask for.I also strongly believe that sometimes, you have to be in a "mood" for a book. The first time I tried reading The Historian I wanted to claw my eyes out, I thought it was that dull. I then left it on my shelf and re-read it a few months later and was utterly smitten by it.So, kudos to you for being hosnet. Who knows, in a few months down the line, you may pick it up and like it!