Reading progress update: I've read 216 out of 432 pages.

No More Parades: A Novel - Ford Madox Ford, Joseph Wiesenfarth

Men, at any rate never fulfilled expectations. They might, upon acquaintance, turn out more entertaining than they appeared; but almost always taking up with a man was like reading a book you had read when you had forgotten that you had read it. You had not been for ten minutes in any sort of intimacy with any man before you said: 'But I've read all this before...' You knew the opening, you were already bored by the middle, and, especially, you knew the end... 

Sylvia (Christopher Tietjen's wife) cracks me up.