I gave up. Probably less than 100 pages in. It's just too obtuse. This is the first novel I've picked up in a long, long time and mainly on the vauge cultural sense that it was an "important book." That's probably a poor reason for picking a book. I didn't realize it was about World War II or V2, which makes that fact that I just can't get into it fairly puzzling. And I was an English major! I should be enjoying the meandering oblique style. But it was just annoying. One run on paragraph-length sentence after another with the feeling that if I only read every other word I would get just as much meaning as reading the full sentence or the opposite every-other-word.