The past few weeks I haven't had much time for reading, but I manage to sneak in a few minutes here and there. I've made it to 20%, and still enjoying this tremendously.
I realized, however, that I'm not really reading it. I'm listening to Henry Fielding telling the story, reading it aloud as it were to his eager listeners. I'm not sure whose voice he has -- perhaps Patrick Stewart or John Rhys Davies -- but I hear every word, with all the extra commas for dramatic effect, with all the non-quotations inside quotation marks, as though he started to tell me what she/he said and then actually quoted them.
This is not a book that should be read by anyone learning how to write a novel. It is definitely a book to read by everyone learning how to tell a story.