I just finished Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow. Randy and I went to see the stage show some years ago when it was in Des Moines and it was wonderful – the music was particularly engaging. The book was written in an interesting style. No dialogue. The words and paragraphs and chapters kind of run into one another, and details are alluded to without being explicitly stated. It was a fast read, and an enjoyable one.