Today I began my long voyage into the much-heralded An Instance of the Fingerpost.
My progress so far is thus (107 pages out of 700): 'Dr.' Cola is recalling his view of the poisoning of Mr. Groves and has also just completed the blood transfusion from Sarah to her mother. He, along with Lower, is attempting to determine the composition of the poison.
It's a pretty slow-going book so far, but at least I've gotten past the first recounting of the murder; it should be fairly easy reading from here on out. (The book is comprised of 4 accounts, depicting in a Rashamon-like fashion the murder of a prominent scholar.)