Sadly this review doesn't seem to have gotten very much attention. I guess the User Reviews section is not very popular itself, and that many of the escapist's users aren't probably that interested in literature, so the target audience isn't very large.
Another reason for this may be that the review looks just huge. It took me time to get into and could lessen some people's interest in it, which is unfortunate, because this is in my opinion one of your best reviews.
After I started reading the review, I found it very interesting. The writing was enjoyable and the quotes nice - except the Atlas Shrugged's quote, which was a bit long and I didn't agree with all it's assumptions and ideas (if they represent the whole book). Though if the quote represents the style and ideas of the book accurately, then I can't really blame you for it.
Now that I got that out of the way, this review made me get Nation much earlier than I would otherwise have acquired it. Terry Pratchett is my favourite author, so I always had an interest in the book, but I was more intrigued by the Discworld novels I hadn't read. However, shortly after reading this I got the book, and at a few dozen pages I was totally drawn in it. I would regard it as my personal favourite Pratchett novel alongside Thud!.
And yes, the ending made me cry too. It was in a way optimistic, yet sad.
But while you made me more interested in Nation, I give you more credit for pretty much introducing me to Kurt Vonnegut's work. The review got me interested initially, but soon I almost forgot about him. However, lately our Finnish teacher assigned us to read "a foreign classic" (with "classic" being a very broad term). When I was searching for a book, my mother randomly picked this from a cabinet and asked if it would be okay. I was ready to dismiss it by a swift glance because I had never heard of it, and - I'm embarrassed to admit - the cover looked very boring (and, as I later found out, misleading) to me, but I just happened to see and remember the author's name from your review.
And that's why I decided to give Galápagos a try, and it was very original, experimental and exciting. The only problem was that I hate reading translations when I could read in the original language, and the school assignment basically forced us to do that.
Regardless, I am now having a great time reading the english version of Cat's Cradle and soon Slaughterhouse-Five, so thanks for this review.
And sorry if my post turned out messy like my posts usually do.
(By the way, does posting here count as necroing? It would be silly to post this on another review and I think reviews don't "get old" like some other threads may, so I decided to post here).