I can't read anyone's comments too deeply at the moment as I'm only 70% through. But here is what I will say at this stage of the book:
Completely agree about the writing. It's mesmerising. However, I did struggle sometimes understanding exactly what was being said.
Loved the ordering of Book I and Book II. I understand there is an edition that tells the story in chronological order. I couldn't think of anything worse. The transition from Book I to Book II was perfect for me.
I'm looking forward to getting this finished so I can read everyone's comments in more detail, but at the moment I don't even know what's going to happen and I don't want to spoil it.