Reading progress update: I've read 30%.

Sea of Silver Light  - Tad Williams

 

Last book.

I don't don't know if I'm being stupid or just stubborn.  LOL

 

I think I've figured out the issue.

He takes pages and pages to explain and tell you about a new idea 10 different ways.

That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much. 

He beats every new idea to death.

I'm assuming in an attempt to make sure the reader doesn't forget about it.

 

And it's not just Renie coming across as whiny anymore.  I swear everybody but !Xabbu is a self pitying sniveler.  And he's skirted the edge a time or two.