Since this is a harder book to read, Mable suggested that I post a couple of websites that will help out. So ... see below:
You can browse around and read about the characters, a synopsis of the story, and chapter by chapter analysis. (I found the Spark Notes site particularly helpful while looking for a summary.) Even if you haven't read the book (or don't plan on reading it), it might be worth reading the synopsis to get a feel for the book and the themes. You can still participate in the online discussion having just read the synopses. Good luck with the reading and feel free to post stuff as you go along - like if you are having a hard time with a particular section, you can post your thoughts and see if anyone else has any comments. Posting doesn't have to wait until you get to the end of the book for you to write some thoughts or feelings. You can post as you go along. Happy reading!