Took me a chapter or two to get really into and wasn't sure till then that I'd even read it but once introduced to his style of writing, characters and overall theme (not predictable end of the world ideas) I absolutely loved it. So good I told my friends about it, lent it to my mum, checked for more of his work (unfortunately none!) and wrote a quick review here - something I do about once every 2 years. Highly, highly recommend it. Would buy any others from this author without hesitation. A great read!