When I first read the blurbs for this, I didn't know if I'd like it. I have tried to read some other things by this author and they were just a little too weird for me.I was trying to use up some Audible credits, and decided to give this a try, and I'm so glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this. I think it's good I listened, because I think I might have read it to fast to truly enjoy the whimsical language and descriptions.Whimsical is a very good word for it, but that doesn't mean it's not serious. I'm glad I decided to try it, there are many things in it that will stick with me.