Note to DS,
I am still only halfway through Anathem simply because much of my reading time lately has been in bed and Anathem lives downstairs. I am really enjoying it and want to point out two of my favorite lines so far:
"Our opponent is an alien starship packed with atomic bombs. We have a protractor."
"That man behaves so much like the villian in a work of literature, it's almost funny."
"Yes....it's as if he'd never even heard of foreshadowing."
Cracked me up.