This review will be short and sweet. I loved this book. Mostly, I love Virginia Woolf and her amazing prose. Sadly, I’ve not read much of it — this and Mrs. Dalloway. But this book, it’s great. But it’s slow, both in the sense that it’s a long book where lots of things happen (slowly) and also in the sense that you need to read it slowly, savoring the sentences, the vistas Woolf gives you, everything. This book literally spans something like 400 years. You shouldn’t take that long to read it… but it should be close.