This is a difficult book to review. It reminds me of being in college. It's full of layers & asides & just a million details, big & small, that made me think. Orlando's early days as a young man are set up as a clear contrast to her later days as a grown woman; at the same time they flow together naturally. It was a slow beginning, but when I found my flow, I found it. I didn't always enjoy it, but it's worth pondering & discussing more.