Bizzybee - I love the luxury of having a lot to read. I like JK Rowling for the same reason, lots of long books, interestingly written, enough to last for days and days.
It was interesting to reread those books, I noticed I skipped some of the tragedy bits but read every word of the political discussions. I like the long long conversations in the book about the competing political parties during the period when the Brits were leaving India at the end of WWII. I also noticed that the author gives the point of view of many different characters, but not Ronald Merrick. Everything you learn about Ronald Merrick is through the eyes of those around him, but you never see his point of view. Well-written stuff.