Reading progress update: I've read 48%.

The Rise & Fall of Great Powers: A Novel - Tom Rachman

I'm tempted to read the chapters from each period together. Maybe that way it will all make more sense.

There's a reason the author wants us to read the story by going back and forth, from the 80's, 90's and 2011. I understand that, but it's getting on my nerves.I just hope that in the end the author's reason is a good one.