I'm on page ~340 of ~570-and-growing, and moving along. Still not entirely sure how all this balances--the two major subplots seem to be alternating emphasis rather than running nice and even, but such is life; you railroad when it's railroading time.
I may be starting to like this book a little bit, now.
And even though my guilt gorilla thinks I should still be writing, I'm going to knock off and go do something else. Like watch TV with the boy.