I know this is a very popular book, and maybe I didn't give it enough of a chance but I picked it up several times and just could not get into it. I made it to about page 50 and decided to give up. Apparently I'm not in the mood for dark fantasy.The first thing that put me off was the prologue. I didn't understand what the author was saying, what was happening and there were words I had to look up. Nothing grabbed me except the sense that the author was trying to baffle me with BS. So, in the spirit of "there are so many great books out there (and sitting by by bedside table)", I took it back to the library. Maybe I'll pick it up again sometime and find I really like it, that has happened before, but then again, maybe not.