After reading a brief thematic synopsis on Wikipedia, I might just check it out! Fantasy normally doesn't do a lot for me, but it would appear that there is a lot to that book... even without the 200+ footnotes! :P
I do. It's fantasy written in an older style (with footnotes, even) as though it were a piece of fiction out of Jane Austen's time, and it's been a winner with everyone I know who's read it. Which is generally only people who have similar-ish tastes to me, but still.