Reading this novel reminded me that Frank doesn't like conversations as much as some other authors. That's not what I mean. It seems like the conversations are buried within the rest of the story. There are conversations there, but they don't pop out at you. You can be surprised when, all of a sudden, there is going to be some dialogue. I've noticed that her main characters like to contemplate and tend to be more scholarly than other novels. They are not quick to action, but they won't hesitate once they've determined that is their course of action. I'm not saying that this is bad, just different. That is one of the things I like the most about this series, it hasn't followed any previous patterns. It's refreshing.To read my full review, click here.