I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
That first essay was underwhelming. I read some while I walked to get a frappe. The place I go to is about forty five minutes away, one way. So I think I got in some good exercise today. For now, I'm going to go back out on the porch and finish up the Ice Dragon before I pick this up again.
I've read a couple of these books and know some essays can be underwhelming and some amazing, and the introduction mentioned an essay on Megatron I really want to get to later on.
Meanwhile, I read most of the Ice Dragon by Martin on the way to and from the restaurant. (Ugh, I need to stop getting frappes. So big! By the time I finish it, I feel all bloated and gross, but it's so good I slurp it all up.) The Ice Dragon had larger text so it was easier to read while walking.