I'm enjoying this book immensely, but I think I identify too strongly with the protagonist.
I'll repost this when I'm done.
UPDATE: The decision to shoot Mme de Renal was utterly unbelievable and completely ruined the book for me.
"Federalist blogwench" -- Fenno
"[A] caricature of Goffmanian anxiety." -- M. Vanderwheel
"[R]ude, cruel, and shows a blatant lack of open-minded understanding." -- Twilighters Anonymous