The first volume of Roth's Mercy of a Rude Stream, on the other hand, is really good. I read it in one sitting. Admittedly on a plane, but I could have broken off and read something else.
I've kind of been afraid to read that, since obviously I have a lot invested in Roth, on an extra-literary level. I'm glad to receive confirmation that it's good. I guess I'd better get to it.