The second volume is a bit less on the 18th century France presumptiousness spree (but adds in some more Greek history to make up for it). Very wow, including how Jehovah/JEDD and Bridger meet, Bridger’s choice, the Major’s identity and so many little things we learn about Mycroft (♥), the hives, and individuals. Also, Utopians forever.
[He spoke German], that modular, semielastic tongue that gives all nouns the capitalized dignity which its bastard cousin English reserves only for names, Gods, concepts, and the selfish I.
in a flat, tired tone, neither approving nor criticizing, just listing one more fact in a world which has too many facts in it.