S. - How many years can it take to read a book

For Christmas I received a copy of the book S., for those of you unfamiliar with the tome I suggest you peruse the Amazon reviews here:


I am not sure if my friends realized that they were throwing me down the proverbial rabbit hole without a lifeline, where a maze awaits that may take years to perhaps even decades to traverse.  It is the most interesting, confounding, seductive object I have seen in years. Housed in a cardboard sleeve is what appears to be a well-worn library book, Dewey Decimal number 813.54 STR 1949. Ship of Thesus by VM Straka, with its yellowed and stained pages, margins filled with notes and all manner of  items from Confidential letters to postcards to faded photographs stuffed between pages, presents its first of many puzzles to come: exactly how does one read this book?

It appears to me that J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst have said loud and clear, screw you e-readers.  This is a book this is a book that must be read hands on, this is a book not for the faint of heart.   This is a book that will take the reader on a chase and is probably the pages that Geeks dreams are made of.