There has been a lot of hype surrounding this book and I think I may have been caught up in it. I was expecting to somehow be profoundly changed or at least strongly affected emotionally, by reading this book. But this did not happen, although there were some quite deep moments within the story, it was mostly a slightly above average work of fiction.
Overall, I liked the story but I found myself rushing through all the muck in the middle to get back to the story.
...but I didn't hate it either.