You'll have to wait for my opinion on Hyperion I'm afraid, Don. Someone recently gave me a copy of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and I've become quite engrossed in it. I think you'll have finished Hyperion before I've even started reading it.
Hello! Thanks for the request! Nice pic, by the way. I presume it's you and not some generic clothes model trawled off the internet. Not that it matters. I'm easy, as my missus has noted on many occasions.