I loved this book. It packs so much into its story lines. A damning indictment of the malaise of modern society, where bright, new initiative is frowned upon or even suppressed, if it goes against 'the norm' of the day. The book cuts no middle-ground - there is no being 'politically correct' anywhere. The hero may be considered right-wing by some, left-wing anarchist by others, but the plain truth is that he is someone with high ideals, and cannot accept second best. He knows exactly what roads he wants to travel, and if the rest of humanity cannot keep up - well, it's their loss. While pursuing his journey, the book lays out in detail the sad state of affairs that most countries of the world are in - politicians who try to please everyone, while lining their own pockets, and relgious leaders and dogma that wants to drag all societies back a few centuries, to the highlights of the Dark Ages. An utterly compulsive read, I would recommend it - 10/10!