Day 166 — Spent a quiet day just recuperating — again, some more, still. FINALLY, finished A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Gabaldon. A huge lug of a book. The first I’d read of these Jamie Fraser/Outlander stories. Pretty sure it’s going to be the last. Way too bloody long! 1439 pages! Christ, she could have written 3 half-decent novels in that amount of pages, instead of this one over-long, over-blown compilation of scenes from a television series. (I don’t know if these stories have been adapted for television, but, man, she sure writes like they are.) The disappointing thing is that I wanted to like the story, wanted to like the characters, but in the end they are all just so manufactured. Ah, well, I had to do something to occupy myself while I was sick.