DNF @ 20%.
I am not impressed.
The women characters are pretty vapid apart from Olga, Pasternak’s muse. However, even she is so far only defined by her relationship with Pasternak.
I don’t know why, but I’m really noticing how this book would fail the Bechdel test in every scene so far.
Also, I’m not interested in the writing style. It’s aggravatingly a lot like chick-lit and I also have issues with other aspects of the tone.