Yes, I'm slow. 2009 continues to be the year of Fat Fantasy With Maps, and this was a fun one. scott_lynch continues to be one of the writers who wins points for regularly being able to make me laugh out loud. I had some structural problems with the book--a few too many flashbacks and plot complications, perhaps--but Jean and Locke continue to be amusing as anything, and occasionally quite touching.
And I think I recognize that cat.