OMG I am finally finished! What a travel down a monotonous road. I will not attempt to say once again what has been so eloquently said many times before. But one thing that I had to mention was a phrase that has stuck in my mind for days. I found myself last week picking up the book so that I might be able to put closure on it. So there I am reading (ok skimming) this book as some say “Best time-travel novel I've ever read!” or “a study of people's behavior” what behavior, all the characters did the same things repeatedly over again throughout the novel. Ah but I digress… so there I am reading this when suddenly out of nowhere comes the words “I brought a locator” … ok on I read…. What! What the fuck a locator, so I went back and re-read it again , no that really can’t be. Kivrin the young historian who travels back in time and seems to have only one concern and that is to find the "DROP" which turns out to be a very tedious endeavor for her and me. Why wouldn’t she have taken a locator with her in the first place! Please if she can have a recorder (chip corder) and an interpreter then why wouldn’t she also be able to have a locator. Just think I would have been spared about 200 pages! At this point I was going to toss the book over the balcony, but then I realized this was an autographed book, just my luck.