You're right, I don't write fast prose. =-) I hope you'll keep reading, though--lots happens to Gussie over the course of her life. But I fully understand that different readers have different tastes in prose style. I know I do. I tend to like fairly dense prose, as in Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, Virginia Wolff, etc. Maybe it's because I started out writing poetry for many years before switching to fiction.