Little, Big is one of those novels that is stronger in the beginning than at the end. It's telling that I remember scenes in the earlier parts much more than how the book ends. There are plot elements that just never really gel for me, as far as, how they make sense in the context of the rest of the book. The whole subplot with the awoken Roman General just feels like something pulled from another story and then only sketched in. There's a vaguely outlined background of a dystopic future (future to the time of the book), but it all remains unclear and kind of unnecessary to anything else happening to the characters. By the end, the book seems to peter out. Maybe I'm missing something in it all.