@restlesslens Then my work here is done!
I've been meaning to revisit V for a few years. I haven't read it in maybe fifteen years. I recently admitted to myself that I was stalled out on my ninth (!) re-read of Gravity's Rainbow (which is kind of a sequel, so I sometimes call it V-2 haha). I almost picked up V, but I decided to take a run at Mason & Dixon instead (this would be only my third time through).