reread "Pauline on Revolution", pg 330->
"Extracts (12) pg 344 ->
"Extracts (18) pg 550 ->
I think many have missed the potential that those 'lists' may contain. For example, I began to feel as if those were possibly meant as a sense of the development of detail, and time passing, which becomes consciousness - i.e. the very A.I. which plays a very central role in the whole story. If the author's technique, or intuition, or both, or something other, is unrecognized, it is possible that is a sign of genius, not wordiness. Or to say: a lazy reader is no reader at all - the reader is a participant, not a parasite, but a co-host. Reading is an equal opportunity pass time. Reading is not being led by the hand down a well established path. That would be learning to read, which is something else. Reading is not merely entertainment, but only, not necessarily, partially such.
As far as the content, references, perhaps the author expects more of his readership than some might have yet attained?
For whatever flaws, the hope of witnessing a developing and mellowing of an individual's maturity should be enough for most who find this genre uplifting to forge ahead and find something in the writing which might foster their own growth.
or at least find something more hopeful than small disappointment