Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

It was with great anticipation that I picked up this novel from the public library a few weeks ago (back when it was still my holiday break). I'd read so many good notices of it. And when I started reading it, I was really enjoying it.

But I'm now only about half way through and I've kind of lost steam. I've been reading other "fun" books along the way (JS & Mr N being far too weighty to take with me to the gym, for instance, or for other portable reading occasions). I dug into a few chapters the other night sort of out of a sense of duty.

Anyone out there who's read the whole thing: is it worth my continuing? (of course I may have to return it before I finish, since I've used up my renewals -- but I could try to check it out again.)