This was about the toughest part of this novel for me to write, just as it is for Hugo to live.
How could I take what seemed a pretty tedious process-the continued adjustment of an out-of-place/time caveman to the modern world, once the initial shock and wonder had passed-and make it interesting to the reader? Yet it was a necessary part of my story, just as it's a necessary part of Hugo's new life, and I felt that I couldn't just bypass it completely, any more than he can. At least some part of this had to be incorporated in the tale I was telling, along with the frustration that Hugo inevitably would have felt; but I didn't want to dwell on it to the point of tedium. I hope you'll think I managed to walk this fine line adequately. Anyhow, I tried. More variety is coming, but these chapters were to me a necessary passage from one stage of the story to the next.
Several readers have grumbled about the slow pace. Six chapters a week is quicker than I've posted previous stories, but I know you'd like it quicker. For those too impatient to wait, I again remind you that the whole novel is available on Amazon for Kindle (along with a cover) at a pretty low cost-$3.00 for the whole thing. If you don't have a Kindle or your tablet won't accept that format, Amazon offers a PC/Mac emulation free. Thanks to those who've taken the time to comment; if you want to e-mail me, I always try to respond.