I discovered someone who is just about at the same spot in Proust that I am, maybe a few pages ahead, but not much.
Good luck and perseverance to him (?) while we journey on toward that unbelievable ending. Proust's ending was stupendous and it did not disappoint.
Most of my reading now is background for the novel I am beginning which is set in 1928 Southern California. I am reading Upton Sinclair's Oil which the award-winning film, There Will Be Blood was based on. It's very good. First Sinclair book I've read, obviously an important omission.
But Proust remains on my nightstand and is given his due. Just not a race to the finish, no, no.