I considered reading this book in French because it would go much faster that way. I only know about six words in French. Then I decided perhaps I would miss some of the flavor of the book, so I'm planning to read it in English. But I've heard so many people say they dislike this book that I wonder how I will feel about it. I'll give it 100 pages and see where I stand.
One thing I know - I'm back in 1815!