This book is amazing. I loved the eloquent words and descriptions, the story has always been captivating, and it was just a pleasure to read. It definitely is my second all-time favorite. If I had to say anything negative about it, it would just be that two instances of what really should have been climaxes, were allowed to just "happen." It could be that I am just so familiar with the story, having seen various versions of the movie, that I know where the thrilling parts occur, but it was a bit of a disappointment to me. But, the book came first, so I don't feel right criticizing that point. I don't know why I waited this long to read it, now I know what I had been missing out on.