It took a while to get into this book but after a while I was totally immersed. It's a rather surreal story and reminded me a bit of "The Man Who Was Thursday"; I really had no idea how it would finish. It's rather old fashioned in it's literary style but don't let that put you off.
I'm still working my way through this long book but find it fascinating. So far it's a wonderful mixture of the Song of Solomon, Aesop's Fables and mysticism. It's one to keep and needs careful reading.
I bought this book for my brother, a keen cyclist, and am very impressed. I have a scientific background and given it was a Nutrition Society textbook was worried it might be too technical for the layman. However I believe this book would suit any keen sportsman with an interest in the subject.