I got to page 19, and this is where the book left me.
Really it did.
I started Quartet on the plane today. It was just a short flight but I got chatting to the guy in the seat next to me. He was reading, too, but said he couldn't get into his story even though he tried for the last two weeks while he was offshore. Anyways, shortly before landing my neighbour proposed we swap books.
So, he now has my copy of Rhys' classic story about a woman on the edge whereas I got Tom Clancy's Locked On (Jack Ryan Jr., #3).