First of all, Friday Random Ten hasn't been permanently cancelled. It didn't fit into this week's schedule, but will likely be back soon.
Just finished reading Susannah Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Which took a couple of weeks, at least. In mass market paperbook, it's 1000 pages and change. Compulsively readable, though. There are a huge number of characters, so the fact that so many of them are as detailed as they are is more than impressive.
Narcissism seems to have a major power in the story. Norrell and Strange are both self-obsessed in a way, although the latter is somewhat more grounded by his wife (until he isn't.) Of course the elfin villain has everyone beat in self-regard. The path to his defeat is interesting, and I won't spoil it here.