That page may be useful to you. I don't know if you've ever read any of Follett's work, but he does an excelant job with pacing. Pillars of the Earth is a huge book, but a very easy read, how often do you get both George Bush and Oprah to agree that a book is amongst their favorites? Both have mentioned Pillars of the Earth as one of their favorites. Code to Zero is not particularly long, about 300-400 pages IIRC, and is broken up in a fashion that I found myself flying thru it unlike any other book I've ever read. The story itself is ok, not great by any means, but if I was heading to the beach, I may be able to finish that book in 2 days, not sure I can say that w/ any other 300-400 page books.